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Found the same dog 3 times!

So a few weeks ago I my husband and I go to the dog park and there's a dog in there that everyone says has no owner. We thought that was strange but figured someone there would do something about it. A couple weeks later I see the same dog but with a lady this time. She says that she found the dog and found out she was chipped, called the owner and the owner didn't want her. So this lady said she was going to find it a new home. Well Thanksgiving morning I go to the dog park and I see the same dog tied up to the fence outside the park! This is the third time seeing this dog. All the shelters were closed that day so I felt bad and took her home until the shelters open. She turns out to be the sweetest little rottie ever. She was uper good with other dogs(my dog and her hit it off right away plus she was playing with the dogs at the park really well), loves people, and the neighbor kids came over and she was super gentle with them. So why did her owner not want her?? She has almost no training but was potty trained and would sometimes sit on command. I would have loved to keep her especially since my dog liked her so much but my landlord wouldn't have it. So I ask everyone I know to see if anyone wanted her. Some people were interested but then ended up changing there minds. I had lost hope. I really did not want to take her to the shelter but my landlord was getting impatient and I couldn't find a single person to take her. Today we took her to the shelter. I was so sad. There were hundreds of dogs and the thought of her getting lost in the bunch made me tear up. I couldn't hold back. Finally I got it together and was waiting in line to turn her in. A guy shows up behind my husband and I and we start chatting. He says he's looking to adopt a dog today after losing his dog at 15 years. Well next thing I know he's calling his family and they all decided they wanted her! I was so happy! This dog deserves a good home and while I wish I could've given that to her I'm glad she found one and didn't end up in the shelter. I never felt more relieved. I feel so blessed and I believe the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Today went drone a sad day to the best day! Thank you to the man who will be giving her a good home!


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What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend story. Thanks for sharing that. You have good Karma

Our next door neighbors have the sweetest rottie, Tyson. They get a bad rap. Sadly, black dogs don't get adopted at shelters as often as others do.


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Sounds like you were part of a bigger plan to find this dog a new home.

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That's wonderful!! Thank you for taking the time to save her life ♥
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Oh, geez...I seriously hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I didn't say anything I would feel worse.

First, I want to say thank you to the OP for taking the dog in. That was wonderful. Second you did what you felt was right and that's wonderful, too. But...if anyone is reading this thread and you find yourself in the same situation as the OP, please, please, please call a rescue.

There are people that scope shelters out for this exact opportunity. They wait until they see someone surrendering their dog, cat, whatever and approach them like they were meaning to adopt. We had it happen several times at the shelter I worked at. I won't go into what they do with the animals.

I'm sure this guy was not one of "those people", but just be aware. They are very slick, very convincing and very good at what they do. Did you get his phone number/address so you can check up on the dog? Were you sure she was spayed? I think I would have followed him home to make sure his story added up, maybe you did that.

Again, I'm not trying to diminish what you did, because it was a very caring thing to do, I'm just bringing points up for others to consider that find themselves in the same situation.

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Thank you for the support! We got this sweet man's phone number and have been communicating with him since then. He has sent us pictures of his kids playing with her in the yard and they all love her. She looks like she has a great home. We've also made plans to get together since our dogs get along so well! He lives really close to us too(just a couple miles) so we're excited. Where I live rescues can't legally take in strays. Every rescue I called said to take her to this shelter. Rescues can then come get the dogs from the shelter. I had told several rescues to come pick her up to hopefully get her picked up asap. Luckily I don't have to worry about that now.


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What a great ending to what started as a sad story. Can you believe the luck that had you and that guy at that shelter at the same time?
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What a wonderful story.
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Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story with us. I am so glad that the wonderful man adopted her!!

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