Unusual name wins shelter dog forever home

L.L. Bean headed to Maine


FREEPORT, Maine – A Wisconsin rescue dog has a new home -- all because of the unusual name shelter employees gave him.

A 3-year-old coon hound named "L.L. Bean" was recently featured on a local television station's "Pet of the Day" segment.  That feature caught the eye of an employee from L.L. Bean's corporate office in Maine.

Turns out the Dunn County Humane Society in Wisconsin had been unable to find a home for the dog for more than a year -- that is until word got around the L.L. Bean offices.

Four applications to adopt L.L. Bean were turned, but Pam Burt of Windham, Maine, a customer service representative, was chosen to adopt the hound.

Employees at L.L. Bean's Maine offices collected more than $800 to pay for the dog's transportation from Wisconsin to Burt's home in Maine.