It is known that people like to adopt young puppies instead of the older ones, as people think that it is going to be more work. The same thing happened to an elderly dog who spent more than half of her life at Hawaii’s Oahu SPCA shelter.
Pirate is an 11-year-old dog, who had lived at the Oahu SPCA shelter in Hawaii for 7 years. Would-be adopters would frequently come to see her and find her adorable, but they would never adopt her because she was “too old.”
The shelter staff would often get worried for the graying Pirate. Every time the sweet-natured Pirate was rejected, their hearts would break. With the passage of time, it appeared that she would never find a forever home.
But Pirate’s luck took a turn when a military couple, Jennifer Hoyt and her husband, stationed in Hawaii, took a special interest in Pirate. However, because they didn’t have a home, they couldn’t adopt Pirate right away.
However, the couple was so in love with Pirate that their circumstances did not prevent them from visiting Pirate’s kennel on a daily basis. Jennifer even purchased Pirate her first soft bed and toy, and Pirate was soon beaming with joy.
The couple eventually managed to get a home and officially adopted Pirate within the next 2 months. Today, Pirate is the apple of their eye, as she finally gets to experience all of the happy firsts in her life as a pet. If you watch this video all the way to the end, you’ll never be more inspired to get a senior dog!
Watch the video below to see the adorable Pirate’s transformation from a sad dog to a playful, happy pooch in her new home!
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