Everything went well for this elderly dog, until the death of his owner.
Scooter was desperate to find his family and try to comfort himself the best he could by wrapping himself in his favorite blanket. Luck eventually turned its back on this elderly dog with a pleasant disposition.
Everything went well for Scooter, an elderly Chihuahua, until the death of his owner. There, overnight, his life changed; he ended up at the Branch County, Michigan Animal Protection Society shelter.
The association team took care of it, but nothing could replace the love and warmth of a home. To calm himself, the dog climbed under his blanket every evening and snuggled up to him. All you could see was his sad face and his ears.
Because of his age, volunteers were worried that he would not find a loving family. “Scooter was 12 years old and was suffering from an old hip injury”, Jan Nageldinger, head of the shelter, told The Dodo.
His chances of being adopted seemed slim, and it was believed that he would end up in a foster home.
And this is without taking into account the enthusiasm and emotions that the Facebook post about him, published by the association, was supposed to evoke, with, in particular, a photograph in which Scooter is under the covers.
Many families contacted the Branch County Humane Society to adopt him.
Among them was Jessica Lynn Howard, who had already adopted two Chihuahuas from the shelter.
After learning about Scooter’s history and images, she and her husband Tim were very touched. “Without hesitation, I showed her to Tim and told him: I have to go after her,” recalls Jessica Lynn Howard. Her husband agreed.
The next morning, she drove 3 hours to get to the orphanage and get Scooter adopted. And when the latter arrived at his new home, he was greeted with indescribable joy by 5 other dogs in the family.
“It was amazing, everyone greeted him like he was their long lost friend; they really acted like he was always there”, recalls his mistress.