Baby, a pittie, was clearly confused when he was dropped off at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
The year-old pup, discovered wandering the streets of Northeastern Pennsylvania, was suddenly in a new environment, surrounded by strange people — and she didn’t like it.
She yearned to find a safe haven or return home.
That’s when P.J. Regan, the shelter’s medical manager, took a picture.
“You could tell she was definitely nervous in the new environment and new surroundings,” Ashley Wolo, executive director of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, told The Dodo.
“That picture of her looking out the window of the door looks as if she’s waiting for her owner to come in.”
To say the least, it was heartbreaking.”
Baby was vetted, dewormed, and treated for fleas and ticks at the shelter.
Even though she was feeling better, the stress of the kennel was causing her to emotionally shut down.
“Because there are so many other dogs in our kennel area, there’s a lot of barking, it’s pretty loud, and it’s stressful,” Wolo explained.
“She was a completely different dog when she was outside in our play area.”
She enjoyed playing and running around.
We got to see a different side of her, and it was exactly how a dog should act.”
Pregnant Dog Rescue was contacted by shelter workers to see if they had room for Baby.
The pittie got along so well with the other dogs that they agreed to take her right away — but that didn’t last long.
Baby, along with another rescue dog, was adopted after only a few days.
And her new family is completely smitten with her.
Baby’s adopters wrote in an email, “She has been a perfect pup from the moment we brought her home.”
“She’s been acting as if she’s been here the entire time.”
She is well-mannered at mealtimes and walks well on a leash.”
“I work from home, and she patiently sits and sleeps on my feet while I work,” Baby’s family added.
“There has never been a nicer dog.”
Baby has completely changed in her new environment.
Now, the only time she looks longingly out a window is when she expects her adoring family to return home with a special treat for her.