Success Story: Reeves (formerly Keanu Reeves)


April 11, 2020

Keanu Reeves (now Reeves), spent two months waiting for a home on Maui before he was transferred to a rescue partner in Oregon and adopted into a loving home.

“Reeves has continued being an extremely sweet, friendly, happy dog!” His new family writes.”He loves going to the Keizer Rapids dog park, and is a favorite there. He has a unique trait of ‘smiling’ and greeting the humans. He shows his teeth in a very happy grin, and many call him ‘Smiley.’ He has many ‘babies’ (dog-safe stuffed toys, which he loves to carry around…and sometimes bury.) Reeves is a very welcome addition to our family…just a wonderful all-around dog.”

Keanu Reeves


You may also like…

DJ: From Beach Buddy to Snowy Chicago

Upon our return to MHS, we gave DJ back to a volunteer who had an Australian accent (we didn’t catch his name). I told him I think we failed because I fell in love with DJ and felt like he was such a good match for us. The volunteer said “we called that a success” and told me I probably gave DJ the best day ever. This made me think why can’t I make every day “DJ’s Best Day Ever.” Then, we briefly discussed adoption and bribing him to the mainland with Tucker. We boarded our flight home to Chicago the next morning. I thought about, talked about and looked at pictures of DJ until I called MHS when they opened on Monday. I spoke with Kam who told me DJ was already part of the Wings of Aloha program. She was going to see what DJ’s options were.

The Tail of Two Cody’s

Then one day, another Cody called us. One all the way from the Pacific Northwest that felt they could help. Several months after the last of his senior dogs had passed he was ready for a new friend and was looking up “older hard to place shelter dogs”  online when Cody’s profile came up. After reading his Bio and watching his video on our website, Cody felt that he just might be the right home for Cody.  And boy was he!

Success Story: Debbie/Dellafina

Success Story: Debbie/Dellafina

This is a true rags to riches success story. Debbie Wilson (now Dellafina) came to MHS in February after she was...