Homeless Dogs Sleep Well After Shelter's Plea for Armchairs Goes Viral

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March 9, 2018
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On Monday, the Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg, Illinois, shared a video of three homeless dogs lounging on armchairs. "The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs! If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!" the no-kill shelter captioned the clip. The footage quickly went viral and donations of armchairs began pouring in. The shelter's volunteer executive director Erin Buckmaster told TODAY on Thursday that the idea was inspired by a dog named Buster Brown who refused to go into a kennel and insisted on sharing the staff's desk chairs, which were too small for him to sit on. "Buster was so comfortable. We thought they all needed one," she explained. "We never dreamed it would take off like this. I really just wanted the dogs to feel more comfortable while staying at the shelter."