Happy adoption stories show us humanity at its best. They restore faith in humankind, and they remind us that if it’s meant to be, then it is meant to be.
One account told by a contributor to Reddit is just that kind of story. “I rescued a beagle,” writes one subscriber. “He was very energetic, social, and just overall happy even though he had a pretty terrible life. For the first four years of his life, he had never seen the sun and never set his paws on fresh grass. He had a tattoo in his ear (that a laboratory had put there) with some letters and numbers. Let’s say it was ABC001. After having him for about three years, my wife and I moved into a house with a huge backyard, and we had always wanted to rescue another dog when we got a bigger house and yard.
“So, we went looking for another dog. We brought our dog to the adoption center, and right away, he connected with another beagle. They played and played, and he really didn’t seem to care about any of the other dogs. They looked similar, and their mannerisms were very much alike. The dog he was playing with was VERY shy, and he had been rescued a couple other times, but the people had returned him.
“We said, ‘Well, our dog likes him, that’s good enough for us.’ So, we brought him home. The new dog also had a tattoo in his ear, and it was one digit above our current dog’s, like ABC002. We thought that was pretty odd so we did some investigating, and it turns out that our new dog is our current dog’s older brother! They are both fantastic dogs, and the newer guy is doing much better with his shyness.” The owners added that they feel like they had been part of a grand conspiracy, albeit one with a happy ending.
It is a fact that every dog and cat wants a loving, caring home. Adoption stories can make you cry — and then smile from ear to ear in a second. So get your tissue box ready, buy your tickets, and head to the WOOFstock Festival, hosted by True Friends Animal Welfare Center in Montrose, Pennsylvania, and join in the tales/tails, fun, food, tears to laughter, and adoption stories.
Contact True Friends Animal Welfare Center at [email protected] or at 570.278.1228. The center is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is located at 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA 18801.