LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – We’re featuring the four-legged friends of KARK’s on-air personalities for the next few weeks.
You’ll be meeting dogs, cats and more as the spotlight turns.
First up is Beau, the pampered pooch of our digital news anchor/4PM live reporter Haylee Brooks.
He’s a Lab mix who just turned two.
Haylee says she got him as a puppy from a Texas shelter where he had been scheduled to be put down. The shelter thought he had a deadly illness but it turns out he just needed extra love and care. Two years later he’s a healthy and happy boy who loves to run in wide open spaces and play in the water.
Beau also likes taking long walks, dropping by the dog park and tearing his toys to shreds (but don’t dare throw them away!).
Along the way, the loyal companion has learned a lot of tricks too. Of course he knows the easy ones (sit, stay, lay down and shake) but Beau can also give kisses and hugs on command and play bang-bang (see first video below).
Haylee says she grew up around dogs, which makes them her pet of choice. She’s even volunteered before to foster dogs in her home as they await adoption.
Adoption from local shelters is high on Haylee’s list of recommendations for anyone who’s looking for a pet of their own.