WAUKON, I.A. - When Ralph passed away and Pearl moved into Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, she had no choice but to give up her home and place her beloved Duke up for adoption. Losing the loves of her life in a matter of days.
When David and Jackie Harris of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adopted a sweet terrier, he came with a name and a story. “When we mentioned Pearl’s name to Duke, right away he sat up on the couch and he got these big, sort of teary eyes,” David says.
The Harrises made a plan and drove more than two hours north to Waukon to reunite best friends. “Who wouldn’t want to see their dog again, ” Jackie says.
“I’m happy for him. Well, I’m going to miss him because I miss home too. But at least I know he’s been very well taken care of and he is loved and that’s really important for everybody,” Pearl says.