Woman Asks Shelter For the Most Overlooked Dog And Ends Up Adopting Two

Dogs are extraordinary fascinating animals. People who have dogs, truly know about the bond between a dog and its owner. When you have a bad day, you can bet that your dog will show up with a lot of love and care.

Unfortunately, many shelters are full of animals waiting to be adopted. With so many cats and dogs arriving all the time, it can be difficult for some to stand out and find a home.

Of course, many adopting families are looking for young, manageable pets, making it very difficult for older animals and those with behavioral problems to find a home. Most people think adopting an adult dog will become a headache for them, as they will have to do the extra care of them or what if the dog gets sick., So due to all these perceptions, people usually prefer younger dogs for adoption over the old dogs.

But sometimes heroes come in and take those pets that no one else would. A family in North Carolina recently visited a local animal shelter and wanted to adopt two older dogs, yes you read it right, two older dogs.

“Who’s the oldest that you have, the longest that has been here, who have been overlooked? I need that dog,” she asked, reported Inside Edition.

Staff of the shelter shed tears of gladness as they sent two of their oldest dogs, Sam and Brutus, into their new home forever.

The two older dogs in the shelter have medical problems and had been passed through adoption over and over again.

Sam had been living in the shelter for six months. He had even been adopted previously but returned. Brutus, who gave himself up to be sacrificed, had been living in the shelter for five months. Leslie shared her views about these dogs at Asheville Humane Society.

“These dogs have wisdom, they have love, they’ve been through a lot, and it really hurts me that they’re sitting there being ignored,” Leslie told Inside Edition.

“We can’t let that happen, and we must not allow that to happen.”

Leslie and her family had lost one of their family dogs recently, and their children were not ready to say goodbye to any of their other dog. “It was tough for me to lose the dogs,” said Siena Sacks who is just ten years old,. “I thought my mother would be strong,but it was not as i had thought. It was the first time i saw my mom crying.”

So the family had decided that both these dogs will be a part of their family now and they will give their all love to both dogs, they changed the names of dogs, their new names are Bella and Bruno.


Leslie’s family hopes to inspire others to take chance with older shelter dogs from their history.

“You can afford to give the amount of love these animals give you back,” Leslie said. “Come out and adopt a dog today. You can do it.”

The family hopes their story will inspire more people to adopt older dogs.

“They changed my life. I’m very happy with them, and my favorite part of being with them is that they love them and give them back a lot of love,” Siena told Inside Edition.

“You can afford to give the amount of love these animals give you back,” Leslie said. “Come out and adopt a dog today. You can do it.”

Watch the video to see the heartwarming adoption.

Woman Adopts 2 Oldest Dogs at Shelter: 'They're Just So Happy to Be Loved'

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Story Source: Inside Edition

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Written by Martin Schwartz

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