When the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society in Virginia received a 12-year-old German Shepherd-Labrador retriever mix named Jack, they immediately noticed that when they tried to bring Jack outside, he buried his face in the corner of his kennel.
It can be difficult for abused dogs to learn to trust people again. This is Jack’s story…
Staff members believed Jack’s was depressed and scared as a result of neglect or abuse. Once they took Jack outside, they perked up a bit, but his demeanor didn’t change after an entire month at the shelter.
Susie’s Senior Dogs heard about Jack and posted the following message on their Facebook page: “We work with him each day, sitting with him and talking to him, but he is one depressed and lonely boy. It breaks my heart to think he may have lived with his loneliness for his whole life, but we would very much like to see his remaining time surrounded by love, compassion, and never-ending snuggles.”
After the posting of this message, the humane society received dozens of calls from people inquiring about Jack. “Jack became an instant celebrity last night when Susie’s Senior Dogs kindly posted his story to their page,” said the shelter. “We received many inquiries but one lovely young lady came right away to meet him with her other canine companion in tow.”
Jack instantly took to the woman and her other dog and she gladly brought him home!
Adoption is especially tough for senior dogs, thankfully, it worked out for Jack!
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