It is not every day that we hear positive stories about older dogs at a dog shelter getting adopted. But this woman can be considered a savior as she took two hard-to-adopt pooches at a local dog shelter in North Carolina.
This local of North Carolina later identified as Leslie adopted not only one but two pooches who have long been staying at the Asheville Humane Society. In a Facebook post by the animal shelter, they narrated how Leslie chose which dogs to adopt.
Leslie first inquired to the volunteers of the dog shelter about dogs who they find challenging to look for a potential home. The volunteers then answered that two old dogs fall under this criteria.
Leslie did not hesitate and told the staff she would take both dogs.
Although stunned at first with what they heard, the volunteers were happy to hear of Leslie’s promise. So they introduced Leslie to two dogs, namely Sam and Brutus. Sam needs specialized medical treatment because of advanced age while Brutus has separation anxiety, the volunteers explained.
When the two pooches arrived at the dog shelter, the volunteers vowed to do everything in their power to look for potential adopters. And Leslie is just heaven-sent as she fits the profile.
Sam and Brutus will enjoy Leslie’s company because the woman owns a 3-story house that has a beautiful and large backyard where they could run freely. Leslie, later on, shared why she chooses to adopt older dogs.
For her, older dogs need love and affection the most. She also mentioned how excited she is to provide a loving home for Sam and Brutus, especially that the two pooches have a different personality.
Even with this dilemma, Leslie is already used to handling dogs with varying personality. In the history of her being a dog lover, Leslie became a mom to at least 40 to 50 homeless dogs, according to several reports.
Today is the kind of day that every person who works in an animal shelter dreams about!!! 💜 Leslie walked through our front doors and said, "Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs? I'm here to take them both home with me." 😲 We couldn't believe it! We introduced Leslie to Sam (who had extensive medical issues, was with us for 6 months, adopted then returned) and Brutus (who has severe separation anxiety, was with us for 5 months, and was originally surrendered to be euthanized at 13 years old). We vowed to find these two amazing dogs their second chance, no matter how long it took, and TODAY was their special day TOGETHER! Leslie has a three story house and two acres of fenced-in yard where Sam and Brutus will spend their golden years.As she walked them to the car, Leslie talked softly to these two sweet souls, with their creaky joints and grey muzzles, who have been through so much hardship. She told both Sam and Brutus that they now had a family to love them for the rest of their days. And Leslie assured Brutus especially, who panics when left behind, that he would never spend another moment alone ever again 😍😭 (Leslie, you have a heart of gold!!!) There wasn't a dry eye in sight as staff, board members and volunteers gathered to say a bittersweet goodbye to two of our favorite furry friends!Our Shelter and Adoption Center are so critically full right now that we are **waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats over 6 months old through July 31.** Sam and Brutus didn't have an adoption fee today… this is what PRICELESS love looks like! If their story has touched your heart, PLEASE consider adopting or spreading the word to help the homeless animals who desperately need our support!This compassionate community and all of YOU make happy endings like this possible. Sam and Brutus say thank you for their second chance. 💜
Posted by Asheville Humane Society on Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Credits to Asheville Humane Society.