Homeless dogs or stray dogs are usually put in shelters for them to have a temporary home until someone adopts them. In an ideal world, dogs living in shelters get adopted by loving families.
However, this isn’t usually the case. A lot of shelter dogs are still killed every year. High-kill shelters still exist, and they euthanize dogs and other animals that don’t get adopted. This is to make room for other stray dogs that have been caught wandering the streets.
A shy shelter dog named Benny lived in Carson Animal Care Center. Although the shelter does encourage people to adopt dogs in their care, it’s still a kill shelter that euthanizes dogs that aren’t adopted.
Benny stayed in the shelter for weeks, and he waited for someone to walk in to adopt him. The clock was ticking for Benny, and it wasn’t long until the shelter puts him down. Fortunately, after a few weeks of waiting for someone to adopt him, a family walked in the shelter and took an interest in Benny.
A staff member of the shelter took a video of the moment when Benny was adopted. Benny’s reaction is so heartwarming that it will surely make you tear up.
Benny was so shy at first, but he’s also very curious when people came to his kennel. He looked as if he couldn’t believe that someone’s adopting him. At first, Benny was reluctant but also seemed very excited with his tail wagging so fast.
When a leash was finally put on him, Benny couldn’t wait to get out of the shelter. He knew that he’d been rescued and he started running towards the exit of the shelter with his new family.
He would jump excitedly on the people adopting him as if he was thanking them for rescuing him. Here’s a heartwarming video of the moment when Benny was rescued from a shelter. He’s definitely one lucky pup.