Hailey ad Cheeki are looking for a golden sunset

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:28

WEST MILFORD — Most seniors hope they can spend their golden years in a home of their own and live with or near family and friends. There are two senior dogs, Hailey and Cheeki, at The West Milford Animal Shelter, who thought they would spend their golden years with their beloved owner. But it was not to be. Their owner became very ill and Hailey and Cheeki are now spending their golden years at the shelter. They are hopeful it is only a small part of their senior years. They are well-cared for at the shelter but it is not the same as having a home and a loving owner of their own. Hailey is a cocker spaniel/poodle mix and Cheeki is a Pomeranian. They are both spunky, well behaved, quiet and very loving with people and each other. They follow each other around and are truly devoted to one another. They remind one of the shelter volunteers of the two dogs (minus the cat) in the movie Homeward Bound because they are like two peas in a pod, sticking it out together and trying to find their way home or, in their case, a new home. As the Homeward Bound story goes, those animals made it home safely. Hopefully, Hailey and Cheeki will make it to a new home too. For more information on Hailey and Cheeki or any of the other animals at the shelter, call 973-728-2859 or visit the shelter's Web site, www.westmilfordanimalshelter.org.