"He's a friendly dog. I think I like his good humor."
During the rainy days of May, everybody could use someone to lay around with.
"Like people when they get old, they like to lay around," said Forrest Noonan, a Western Homes resident.
A dog like Pops is usually last to be adopted from the Humane Society, but members at Western Homes knew he would be the perfect fit.
"He loves to lay down and relax, just like the residents here, everybody usually gets a few naps in, and he joins them right on the couch," says nurse Brandy Johnson.
When he's not a cuddle buddy, he's a good listener.
"Oh I mowed yards for people, maybe got 50 cents," said Noonan.
He's a good companion during game time, too.
Western Homes is an assisted living facility for people with mental disabilities, and qualifications for pets is very specific.
"They tried a dog in the past but it was just too wild and crazy," said Johnson.
And it's not just one sided.
Pops finally has a place to retire, and a place to call a forever home.
Rain, drizzle this morning. Wintry mix to snow late PM/evening. Light snow overnight. Breezy today through Tuesday.
One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Bremer County Wednesday night.
The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.
Small town Iowa is lit up in lights for the world premiere of a Hollywood movie, filmed in eastern Iowa and based on the true story of one local family.
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