Illinois Shelter Provides Dogs With Chairs To Make Them Feel More At Home.

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We could all use a pooch that's leaning over our shoulder like this while we work 9 to 5.

As humans, owning at least one comfy chair is something we could all benefit from. But did you know that dogs can get as much use from chairs as we do? To that end, a shelter has decided to provide dogs with some chairs that are nice and comfy so that their furry guests can feel a bit more at home. Think of these chairs as a temporary solution, until these pooches finally get adopted into a permanent home by a family with a big heart. But after being spoiled by the shelter with such comfortable chairs, they might never want to leave.


Dogs would probably prefer a chair of their own, which is why the Knox County Humane Society, in Galesburg, Illinois, now provides their pooches with a comfy chair. According to the Society's director, Erin Buckmaster, "they love their chairs."

Knox County Humane Society

71-year-old Buckmaster claims that the shelter's decision to give chairs to dogs is the fault of one dog.

Blame Buster Brown! When his human parents called it quits and got divorced a year and a half ago, Buster, who was originally adopted as a puppy, ended up being returned to the Know County Humane Society.

Knox County Humane Society

Most dogs might feel a bit bummed at getting sent back to the shelter, but Buster is the exception.

According to Buckmaster, Buster actually appears to be happy to have returned to the shelter. In fact, she claims, "he loves it at the shelter." Then again, wouldn't you love it too, if storytime was part of your daily routine?

Knox County Humane Society

There was only one issue with Buster being back in the shelter and that was the kennel itself.

He refused to get inside the cage and insisted on just staying in the front, where the office is, so he could hang out with the staff. So rather than continuing to chair an office chair, the staff decided to give Buster a chair of his own.

Knox County Humane Society

Everyone at the shelter loves Buster, so they try to accommodate and tolerate him as best as they can.

Unfortunately, he's a big dog, and there isn't always space available, especially when he insists on laying on the desk or sitting in the same seat with the other employees. That's when the staff came up with a brilliant idea.

Knox County Humane Society

The staff got a red chair that was nice and big, which was donated by Mechanical Service Inc.

The local plumbing and heating company had some old office furniture that they wanted to get rid of. This red chair was just what the shelter and Buster needed to live a little happier during his stay at the shelter.

Knox County Humane Society

Eventually, Buckmaster and the other staff members realized that other dogs needed chairs too.

Members of the community started to donate their old furniture, which would have likely ended up tossed on the side of the road. The shelter has since gotten 22 chairs for their pets. The shelter currently has 50 dogs and cats inside the shelter. It seems like they'd need more chairs.

Knox County Humane Society

Unfortunately, not all dogs get to enjoy the freedom and the comfort as much as Buster is now.

The remaining dogs are either temporarily under health quarantine, or on stray hold. But once they're out and about, we're sure that Buster and his other brethren will be happy to share the chairs with the others.

Knox County Humane Society

The Knox County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, hence why the chairs come in handy.

To keep the animals calm, and to help them to get used to a home environment, the shelter provides a real-life room concept, using the chairs. This provides them with the comfort they need while they're at the shelter, until they finally move on to a more permanent and happy home.

Knox County Humane Society

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