Like many shoppers on Black Friday, Suzanne Kim got up early and stood in line.
But when the doors opened, she didn’t rush inside to buy a television, iPad or laptop computer.
The Noblesville woman sat down, relaxed and filled out an application to adopt a dog. She went through a brief interview then walked through the kennels.
Right away, Kim was drawn to a 5-year-old Labrabull and took her home the next day. Last weekend, she officially adopted the American pit bull terrier/Labrador retriever at the Humane Society for Hamilton County.
“When we saw Pearl, we didn’t want to look any further,” said Kim, who was drawn to the canine’s loving personality. “She immediately came to us.” While Kim had planned to wait until Christmas to adopt, she said, the $15 Black Friday promotion gave her an extra nudge to adopt now. “It turned out perfect,” she said. The special-education teacher at Belzer Middle School in Lawrence Township, who’s married and has two daughters, ages 17 and 19, said the 90-pound dog quickly bonded with their family.