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A Long-Term Shelter Dog Is Heartbroken After Adopters Don't Show Up

A Long-Term Shelter Dog Is Heartbroken After Adopters Don't Show Up

He has been in the shelter for at least 10 months, the longest than any of the other animals.

Dogs are considered as human's best friends due to their loving and caring nature. According to a 2019-20 pet owners study, over 63 million homes in the United States possessed at least one dog, per Statista. However, even after such a high number of pet owners, there are numerous dogs in animal shelters that are looking for a home. Sometimes, this wait takes years and even after being chosen for adoption, things don't go well for these animals.

Hendrix, a dog from the Kentucky Humane Society, has been seeking a forever home for quite some time, reports iHeart Dogs. So when a possible adoptive asked to meet him, everyone was overjoyed. Nonetheless, Hendrix's adopters stood him up for no reason.


 

 

He has been in the shelter for at least 10 months, the longest than any of the other animals. He had been stuck in an overcrowded rural facility before arriving at the Kentucky Humane Society. He hasn't been in the care of a safe and enriching environment for a while now. Despite being a nice and attractive pup, Hendrix received little attention. But a potential adoptive family agreed to come to see him on January 18th. All the people in the shelter thought that this would mean that he will finally find a home.

 



 

 

However, no one came to meet him at the shelter. They did not inform anybody about their cancellation and the pup was left wondering if he did something wrong to upset them. The shelter shared a photo of the pup after this emotional upheaval. He can be seen feeling extremely heartbroken and sad as his dream of finding a home was shattered for no reason. The shelter captioned the photo, "He was supposed to meet a potential family today, and he got all excited and dressed up… and they never showed." They added, "All of us at the Kentucky Humane Society love Hendrix so much, and we just want him to have a great life with someone who will care about him as much as we do.”

 

Source: Facebook/Kentucky Humane Society

 

Hendrix is still looking for a permanent home and the shelter is advertising his adoption appeal as much they can. Any families or individuals that can take care of this delightful pup are welcome for the adoption process. Hendrix is 4 years old and weighs 57 pounds. He is cross between a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Shar Pei and is toilet trained. He loves going on walks and is extremely comfortable with humans. Hendrix is a devoted pup, but he prefers a household free of cats and high-energy dogs. He gets along with dogs with mellow energy but would need an introduction before settling in the home. 

References:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/198095/pets-in-the-united-states-by-type-in-2008/

https://www.kyhumane.org

https://iheartdogs.com/long-term-shelter-dog-heartbroken-after-adopters-dont-show/

https://www.facebook.com/kyhumane/photos/a.149748843723/10160053789368724

Cover Image Source: Facebook/Kentucky Humane Society