When a dog is adopted, it is forever. Understandable circumstances sometimes happen and a dog needs to be relocated. Dogs can be properly relocated to family and friends. As animal lovers, we expect a dog owner to know that leaving a dog in an extermination shelter is a potential death sentence – but unfortunately, it often happens.
For a dog who was madly in love with his family, being given over to a shelter literally broke him. The once happy dog was devastated. He sat in the kennel, completely discouraged, and stared at the wall.
Because he refused to make eye contact with the adopters, unlike the other dogs that wagged their tail as people passed, this worried the shelter workers. What if he never found a home?
The sad dog waited for his family to come back to him. It was obvious. As he kept his distance as people passed him, he checked them in the corner of the kennel to see if it was his family. And when he realized that these people were strangers, he would go back to his sad place and lie down.
A woman named Jennifer learned about the lonely dog and its sad situation. She wanted nothing more than to give him a home. It broke her heart, knowing that he was still waiting for the family to return.
She approached and decided it would be her new family.
She told the shelter she wanted to adopt the dog, but first the team wanted to do behavioral testing on the dog to make sure he was safe in his new home. While Jennifer waited, she brought deserving dog gifts every day to let him know she was loved.
Finally, the dog passed all the tests and Jennifer managed to take him home. Jennifer was expecting a quiet, reserved dog – but instead she was glad to finally be free of the shelter and showed her true colors.
When Jennifer’s new dog came home, he knew that was where he really belonged.
The moral of the story: ALL shelter dogs are worthy of a family. The ones you see that may seem disinterested or sad probably have a story that made them that way. Don’t let it stop you.
The dog, now called Blue, is a happy boy with a lot of personality. He and Jennifer are living a wonderful life together. Blue no longer waits for the family that left him there. Your new life is all about your new mother and her adventures together!
Adopt a shelter dog and change a life.
Source: I Love My Dog