It was love at first sight when 12-year old Eric Kraus met 2-year old Skippy, the dog. It was a match made in heaven.
Eric came to Phillips County from Wisconsin in June

It was love at first sight when 12-year old Eric Kraus met 2-year old Skippy, the dog. It was a match made in heaven.

Eric came to Phillips County from Wisconsin in June as part of a mission team called Youth Works. One day while volunteering at the Humane Society of the Delta (HSD), Eric met Skippy. They connected immediately and Eric spent the entire time playing with the dog.

Skippy’s life had not been easy up to that point. She and her two pups were found on the side of the road. One pup’s ears had been chewed off. Both of the pups eventually contracted parvo and died. Skippy was left alone – until she met Eric.

Eric eventually went home to Wisconsin and told his parents about Skippy. As it turns out, Eric had been adopted from Russia as a young boy.

Eric’s mother said, “If I can go half way around the world to adopt a little boy, then it’s nothing to drive to Arkansas to adopt a puppy for him.”

On Saturday, Aug. 12, staff from the HSD met Eric and his parents in Blytheville.

Skippy and Eric were reunited. They were meant to be together.