Shelter Dog’s Emotional “Thank You” Moment When Being Adopted Leaves New Owner In Tears

There’s something special about shelter dogs. Maybe it’s the struggles they’ve been through, but when you adopt a rescue dog, there’s just something in their eyes that lets you know how grateful they are to finally have a home. This special dog in particular demonstrates the telltale gratitude after it’s finally ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ. The new owner couldn’t believe what her dog did when she got it in the car for the first time.

Reportedly, this dog was abandoned along with his siblings by their owners. They were tied up with no food or water, and were suffering in the hot summer weather.

When the woman found the poor dogs, she waited to see if someone would help them. But when nobody came to help, she knew she needed to act fast.

“I saw abandoned dogs for days with no food, water or shelter, ᴅʏɪɴɢ in 100 + degrees. They were tied up on two-foot chains, not able to move. I waited to see if someone would help them and I couldn’t sleep at night, so I sᴀᴠᴇᴅ them.”

The kind lady placed the dogs in her car and took them to safety. She knew that the dog had experienced ᴀʙᴜsᴇ during the past. As a result, she burst into tears at the thought of someone leaving these dogs alone like that. But to her surprise, the dog grabs her arm in response. He seems to be holding her hand to comfort her and to say thank you.


Whenever she takes her hand away from the dog, he pulls it back and happily lets her pet him more. He seems so comfortable around her as if he’s known her his whole life. Somehow, this brave dog knows he’s safe now. As she cries more, he even climbs onto her lap with his tail wagging.

This is what every shelter dog deserves and we wish that all of these animals would be able to find homes. The dog in this story may be one of the lucky ones but that does not change the fact that our nation’s shelters are still jam packed with animals who are in need of a loving residence. Please be sure to share this awesome moment with your friends and loved ones.

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