When Family Surrendered Their Dog, Little Boy Sent Notebook With Instructions For The New Family…

It would be nice if all animals adopted from shelters were be great fits for their families and live happily ever after.

Unfortunately, that does not happen all the time.  When one family brought their dog to the Humane Society of Utah, they were hoping to give him a  second chance at finding a forever home. Rhino Lightning was just a bit too playful and he was accidentally injuring the smallest members of the house when he played.

This surrender was different, however.  The family left a spiral-bound notebook full of instructions written by the boy who so clearly loved his dog.The  Humane Society staff had never seen anything like it before.

The young boy addressed a note to the new family of Rhino. The little boy called him a “striped dream” and said his “cheeks make a lot of slobber.” He gave instructions about the pup’s likes and dislikes.

dog with note

“He was my puppy,” the kid wrote of the 3-year-old dog. “I really hope he is in a good environment. I really miss him.”

“It was very heartbreaking to see from his perspective, his relationship and friendship with this dog,” said DeeAnn Shepherd, marketing director for the Humane Society of Utah. “But we hope that he sees the story and knows that his best friend is going to find a new home.”


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