Upon his arrival at the Wisconsin Humane Society, it seemed unlikely that Payday, a charming little brown pup with an adorable underbite, would have any difficulty finding a forever home. However, despite being taken in by a kind-hearted lady who found him wandering as a stray, Payday had trouble adapting to his new environment. The energetic four-year-old was cautious around unfamiliar people and situations, leaving him feeling uneasy in the shelter.
According to the owner, Angela Speed, who is the vice president of communications at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Payday is a spunky little dog with a big personality. However, despite his charming demeanor, the shelter struggled to find him a permanent home. To boost his chances, the media coordinator decided to feature Payday in a promotional campaign. What they didn’t expect was to uncover a whole new side of the pup.
The Wisconsin Humane Society received a call shortly after Payday was showcased on FOX6 News Milwaukee’s Adopt-A-Pet segment. According to their Facebook post, Dwight, a viewer of the show, reached out to them as he recognized the featured puppy. Apparently, Dwight had woken up early last Wednesday to the sounds of FOX6’s morning show, where a volunteer had begun describing a small brown puppy with an adorable underbite. The volunteer added that Dwight usually turns off his TV every night but had possibly left it on by accident or fate. As per the article, Payday was instantly identified by Dwight with just one look at her photo.
Two years ago, Payday went missing after escaping during a walk in the night. The dog had been adopted as a gift for Dwight’s daughter and was dearly missed by her. Fortunately, Dwight’s mother, Melissa, went to the shelter and was reunited with Payday. Seeing his familiar face, Payday’s mood transformed instantly. It was a happy reunion for both of them, and the experience was described as amazing by Speed, who works at the shelter. Reconnecting abandoned animals with their families is an important part of their mission, and it was an honor to be a part of it. Since Payday’s return, he has been warmly welcomed by his family, including his two pit bull siblings. They have reverted to their old habits, and Payday is the first one up in the morning since he doesn’t want to go out at night. After a difficult two years apart, the family is now happily reunited.