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Published on February 27th 2024
No-one wanted Elvis the Dog, until an ex-Elvis impersonator arrived.

Elvis the dog
Loren Agron (left), Drew Wilhelm and Elvis. Photo: nypost.com

On November 13th, The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago hosted a major adoption event and nearly all of their 62 dogs and cats were adopted.

All but one. Elvis returned alone to the shelter.

Making a Facebook appeal, the shelter explained he was brought to them as a homeless stray, with a fractured pelvis, now healed.

"Elvis is a 3-year-old meatball that has the silliest personality," the Facebook post read. "His giant smile lights up every room he enters."

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Chicago TV station WGN9 broadcast Elvis' story, and it touched Drew Wilhelm, who contacted his partner, Loren Agron.

Elvis and Drew
Elvis and Drew Photo: tiktok.com

The couple had been considering adopting a dog, and what was especially interesting is Loren had been an Elvis impersonator.

Today, he is a manager at Ed Debevic's, a 1950's style diner, but when he was a waiter there, for a time he impersonated Elvis Presley, calling himself "Elvis Parsley."

The next day, Loren arrived at the shelter to meet Elvis. "I loved him immediately," Loren told The Washington Post. "Having a pup named Elvis seemed like a perfect fit."

Elvis the dog
Elvis the dog. Photo: nypost.com

Loren brought Drew, who is a cocktail lounge manager to the shelter to meet Elvis. "As soon as I saw him, I knew that was our dog," Drew told The Post.

Loren and Drew immediately adopted Elvis, and the Anti-Cruelty Society posted on Facebook, "Elvis has LEFT the building!"

Elvis the dog
Photo: tiktok.com

Elvis shares the couple's two-bedroom apartment near Lake Michigan, and they now have a comfortable routine of walks, doggie games and relaxing together.

"He's just an adorable goofball," Drew said. "We love how he's made himself at home."

Editor's Note: To learn more washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2023/11/22/elvis-dog-adopted/ and wgntv.com

In The Next KazanToday: Picasso, a dog with a rare facial deformity, was left behind in shelters for being, "ugly."

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