Elvis, a beloved Beagle, brought joy and happiness to the Swartzmeyer family for 16 years. Adopted from Walton County Animal Control in 2003, the spunky beagle captured their attention in the crowded shelter by promptly climbing the wire cage fence, demonstrating to his fellow canine cagemates just how to dazzle a potential adopter. It was Kismet and Elvis joined five other dogs and six cats at the Swartzmeyer home. He had a long and happy life, outliving all the dogs and half the cats.
As he got older, mobility issues kept Elvis from jumping up on the sofa or his favorite chair, but he always happily greeted the first person up in the morning and would plop his head in the lap of anyone seated on the sofa. Elvis passed away in December, 2019 and is sorely missed. Dr. Swartzmeyer has kindly made a generous contribution to WAG to memorialize Elvis. Our condolences to the Swartzmeyer family on the loss of this very sweet boy.