Every shelter dogs like to be adopted. Some get adopted and some, unfortunately, end up waiting longer than others.
Most people decide on their new pet based on appearance and the cuteness. They are overlooking some of the more unconventional-looking dogs.
But all the dogs deserve love. This dog spent years waiting for the right forever home and finally got his happy ending.
Here’s the Wally the pit bull:
Wally is not like other dogs. He had a rough life and is just looking for a family to spend his final years with.
Wally was a stray and was nearly 10 years old and it was brought to the Town of Islip Animal Shelter on Long Island, New York.
According to The Dodo, he had some health problems such as skin infection and blindness in one eye. Because of all these Wally had an appearance that the shelter worried would turn potential adopters away.
But, he had a wonderful personality and because of that he became a favorite of the shelter workers.
Veterinary tech Danielle Gorle told The Dodo, “He loves to slobber on you and will do anything for some food. He also likes to just hang out and not do anything.”
Jen, a shelter volunteer, wrote on Facebook, “Wally is an amazing walrus/hippo/rhino dog that really just needs a home that accepts him and to spend his golden years in!”
“He is a little mush and volunteer favorite.”
But, no one who comes to the shelter saw the beauty beneath. Wally has waited a year to find a new home. He needed to be the only pet and is not good with other animals.
According to the shelter, the rejection began to take a toll on his wellbeing.
Gorle said, “He seems to be declining. He was happier when he first came in. He likes when he gets to go out but he seems depressed in his kennel.”
Surprisingly, Wally’s story has a happy ending.
The shelter announced that Wally had finally found his forever home about a month after he went viral and we first reported on the dog.
The shelter wrote, “He is relaxing comfortably and looks great!”
We’re so happy for Wally. No matter what they look like, every dog deserve a loving home.