Longest shelter resident falls asleep smiling when he finally finds a family

Petey had been in that shelter for over a year.Petey always has a smile on his face, no matter what is going on around him.Despite the difficulties he has faced, there is nothing that can dampen Petey’s spirit.Petey was still having a good time after being kicked out of a small overcrowded shelter for an extended period of time.

Petey’s shelter staff didn’t have any potential adopters lined up, so they contacted the SPCA of Wake County to see if they could assist in finding Petey a home.With his adorable eye-patch, it’s difficult to imagine anyone not wanting to take this guy home.

Petey was glad to be adopted by the SPCA.Petey, on the other hand, was eager to meet new people.”He was yanking on the leash trying to get through the door as soon as he got here,” SPCA of Wake County Spokesperson Samantha Ranlet said.”He dashed into the structure.”They couldn’t believe a dog as adorable as Petey could be overlooked.

“He was super friendly and playful from the start,” Ranlet said.”We couldn’t believe no one was interested in him.”Petey’s photo and adoption status were immediately shared on social media by the SPCA of Wake County.They were concerned that he would be overlooked again in favor of smaller dogs, as he had been previously.

Fortunately, this was not the case.Petey found his forever family in a matter of weeks.He had only been there for a month.Petey’s new family fell in love after seeing a picture of his adorable face.

Petey quickly settled into his new surroundings.He has his own cozy bed in which he enjoys sleeping.He enjoys hanging out in his yard and playing fetch with his family.Petey is a cuddly boy who enjoys giving kisses.

He even has a dog brother and has met many other dogs at the dog park.”He’s the ideal addition.”Petey is so loved that he is opening up and revealing his wonderful personality.”I’m overjoyed to have him,” his new family said.

According to the SPCA of Wake County, many dogs end up like Petey, stuck in shelters for extended periods of time.There are currently eight to ten dogs in their care who have been looking for a home for more than a year.”We want them to find their people,” Ranlet said.”They get what they deserve.”

Black dogs, such as Labrador Retrievers, Shepherds, and Rottweilers, are more likely to end up in a shelter.This is due to the negative stigma associated with black dogs as portrayed in the media.They may also be perceived as unfriendly, intimidating, or unphotogenic.Bigger dogs, as well as senior dogs and pit bull breeds, have a more difficult time finding homes.