As she was taking the dog for a walk, Kathleen took some pictures for Clancy's adoption page on the shelter's website. She also sent one to her husband, Steve.
And the couple got to talking about Clancy - they thought maybe they should spend a little time with him to see if he could be their dog.
But when Kathleen called the shelter later that day, she learned that Clancy was on his way to an adoption event. She called Steve and told him to rush to the event to see if Clancy was still available.
"I said that if he got there and he was already gone, I would be sad but happy that he found a home," Kathleen recollected. But then she got a call from Steve: "We have a puppy," he said.
Kathleen left work immediately and rushed home to greet their new dog, whom they renamed Rocky.