Honesty is the best policy for dog adoptions

One of the images that was included in a blog about Eddie at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. (Photo Credit: HSSV)

He’s known as “Eddie the Terrible.” That was how the advertisement read for this 2-year-old Chihuahua, who was recently adopted from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) in Milpitas, California.

Staffers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley decided to use humor to describe Eddie. “He’s not going to pull Timmy out of the well and befriend a bunch of pre-school kids,” Finnegan Dowling, a spokesperson for the HSSV tells the Huffington Post.

The posting about Eddie stated he is bad with kids and awful with other dogs. It listed the negatives, and then focused on the positives. His blondeness and adorable nature are highlighted. Yes, those traits/characteristics were mentioned.

His positives include enjoying long walks, being housebroken, and his loyalty. His favorite game is fetch. Eddie also exudes warmth — especially at night when he sleeps next to you as opposed to in a doggy bed or crate.

Dowling believes Eddie just needed to find the right home — one without other pets and children. “Somewhere out there is someone whose life will be better with Eddie,” Dowling tells the Huffington Post. “Someone that he’ll make laugh everyday and someone whose lap he’ll keep warm. We’re going to find that person. And they’ll be so happy when we do.”

Well honesty worked. Thanks to the advertisement, Eddie was just adopted.

To read all about Eddie, visit Humane Society of Silicon Valley or to find out about other Humane Society of Silicon Valley adoptable pets, check out their Facebook page.

Sources: Huffington Post, Humane Society of Silicon Valley