Best Friends Story :: Koda

If you have ever had doubts about the temperament of shelter animals, know that at Young-Williams Animal Center there are animals of all breeds and walks of life. Nicole, a former intern, found her perfect match when she least expected it. While interning for YWAC during the fall of 2013, Nicole had a feeling that she would end up adopting a new furry friend by the end of her session. She says, “Every day I would walk around the shelter and fell in love with a new animal. They were all so sweet and playful.”

But it wasn’t until she was searching on the YWAC website one night that she found her perfect match. She states that, “I saw Koda’s picture and knew he was the dog that I was looking for. The next day I went into the shelter, met him, and adopted him without a second thought.” Nicole says that Koda, a five-year-old Siberian Husky, has surprised her in every way imaginable. She was informed upon adopting him that he had experience with training, but might be a handful. With this in mind, Nicole was apprehensive but excited about getting to know Koda.


After bringing him home, she soon found that he was extremely well behaved and knew basic commands. But what she loves most of all is his quirky personality and just how well he fits in with her life. She says, “He wakes me up in the morning by sticking his nose right in my face. I can’t help but laugh every time.” Nicole continues, “I’ve never adopted an older dog before Koda, so I was at first a bit concerned about not knowing his personality and how well he would get along with my other pets. Looking back on it now, I can’t believe I was ever hesitant. I found a best friend, and I was able to give Koda the chance at the loving forever home that he deserved.”

If you, like Nicole, would like to open your heart and home to a furry friend, stop by and visit us at Young-Williams Animal Center or check out our website at