Axel, an energetic Rottweiler mix, was adopted by the Boney family from the Athens County Dog Shelter in May, 2008. Axel was 1 ½ years old when he found his forever home with the Boneys’.
The Boney family began their search for Axel after their long-time pet and family member, Sarge, passed away from cancer. Janey Boney, with help from a family friend found Axel on Petfinder.com and immediately made the trip to see him. Both Janey and her husband felt an instant connection to Axel and adopted him within a few days. Janey found out through a friend at the Humane Society that Axel was the next dog to be put down. The Boney family saved his life and the connection became a life-long bond.
The Boney family quickly found that Axel was a perfect fit. Although Axel is mainly an outdoor dog (weather permitting,) Janey says that he is still an intricate part of the family.
“Axel is a very gentle and social dog! He talks to us even when he’s outside,” Janey says.
Axel’s best canine friend, Connor, was abandoned on the street before Janey’s son found him and brought him home. Along with Connor, Axel has three other playmates; cats. Janey describes all five pets as her four-legged children.
“I have one human son but I always refer to my pets as my four-legged children or my fur babies… There are times when all five pets will be in the family room watching T.V. with us,” She says.
After talking to Janey it is very clear that Axel is very loved by his family and found an incredible forever home.