October is Adopt a Dog Month

By Lexi Myer

TedWhen I was young, we had a lab/hound mix named Roxy. We adopted her from a shelter after our cat had died, and she quickly became a part of our family. I remember that we used to grab hula-hoops and take them in the backyard with her to see how high she would be able to jump through them. It was clear from the beginning that I wanted my kids to enjoy the love and comfort that a dog can bring to a home. That is why my husband and I adopted Ted.

Shortly after getting married and moving half way across the country, I felt the strings being pulled on my heart to adopt a puppy. My husband and I took a girl we were babysitting to go look at some puppies at a local shelter one weekend in the fall. Little did I know that I would meet “Peanut”, a 3 pound beagle/chihuahua puppy that would steal my heart. We ended up adopting him just a few days later, and renamed him Ted to fit his old man demeanor. In the 5 years that we have had Ted, he has been with us through the happiest and most heartbreaking moments of our lives and brought us joy through all of it. Ted loves to cuddle under a blanket, and our two kids absolutely love him (even though sometimes he needs adult time away from the rambunctious toddlers).

During adopt a dog month, please look into the wonderful shelters around that have dogs of all breeds and ages that are looking for a welcoming and loving “furever” home. We are proud to support Wayside Waifs through our referral program, which you can get more information by clicking here.  In addition, we have pet insurance which you may want to purchase for your “furbaby”.

If you are looking for a no obligation home or auto insurance check up or a brand new insurance policy, please make sure you give us a call at 913-338-1100 or stop by our Overland Park office for a cup of coffee!

Lexi MyerAbout Lexi

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.