Shelter dogs are always depressed because they do not receive much love from their owners.Nobody can imagine how grateful and happy a shelter dog is to find a loving home where he can live a happy life with humans who love him unconditionally.
Meet Russ, a 4-year-old pit bull who found a loving home in the arms of Kayla Filoon, a student who volunteered as a dog walker at ACCT Philly, a Philadelphia animal shelter.Kayla was used to spending time with homeless dogs, but when she met Russ, the sad dog with patchy fur, she knew there was more to him than his rough exterior.
“He came in as a stray, and he was pretty beaten up,” Filoon explained to The Dodo.”He lacked fur on his tail and ears.”He was also extremely thin.He weighed around 40 pounds when he arrived at the shelter.”
Filoon fell in love with him at first sight, and Russ appears to have done the same.”He just sat there calmly staring at me,” Filoon explained.”And I thought to myself, he’s adorable!”I need to get him right away.”
Filoon wondered how the sweet dog Russ ended up in such bad shape at the shelter.”Even when we went into the yard, he was really cuddly with me,” Filoon said.”He appeared to be a sweet dog, and he didn’t bark at any of the other dogs.”
She quickly organized his adoption papers with the assistance of the shelter staff.”That night, I took him home,” Filoon explained.
Russ took some time to adjust to his new surroundings, but he quickly fell in love with his new life, particularly with his new mother, Filoon.”He has to be close to me all the time,” she explained.
“He’s such a love bug,” Filoon admitted.”I’ll be lying down, and he’ll put his head under my arm or his paw across my chest.”He’ll even sleep on my chest.”
Filoon’s friend photographed them and posted it on social media.The photo quickly went viral, and Filoon hopes it will inspire others to assist shelter animals in finding loving families and new homes.
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