Stevie arrived at Dogtown SA as a roaming when he was around a year old. From the very beginning, he was outgoing and wonderful with both individuals and other dogs. His new buddies at the sanctuary figured it wouldn’t be long before he found his forever home– but sadly, that had not been the case.
For 6 years, Stevie was overlooked over and over, and nobody was ever truly sure why.
” [It] was constantly a secret to us,” Elanza Kloppers, the adoptions manager at Dogtown SA, Said. “Stevie satisfied lots of potential families, however, for some reason, another dog was constantly chosen. A lot of his roommates got adopted via the years and we were always hoping that something would come for Stevie. Being a black dog also didn’t help, as it’s quite usual for black dogs to be ignored in shelters.”
In spite of the long wait, Stevie and his rescuers never provided up hope that his perfect family was available somewhere– and they were right.
” When I lastly got the news from the adopter that Stevie was the one, I could not wait to give the team the information,” Kloppers said. “They were overjoyed! Lastly, it happened for our boy. We have all been hoping and praying for so long! I also let our volunteers recognize instantly, and they can not think the information. Everyone was so happy for Stevie. It was gorgeous to see.”
Finally, somebody chose that Stevie was the best dog for them, and the team quickly began preparing to lastly send him off to his permanently home. Since he ‘d gone to the sanctuary for such a long time, everybody who works there had come to like Stevie like their own dog. They really intended to do something special to honor his time there and celebrate his following chapter, so on his last day, as he went out to the car, everyone at the sanctuary lined up to say one last hello and goodbye to their beloved Stevie.
” All our adoptions are unique, but some are simply past special,” Kloppers said. “Through the years we have had one or two adoptions which really stood out, and for those dogs we have constantly had a special farewell. The team all wanted to say goodbye to him and wish him well.”
As Stevie made his method down the line of his cheering friends, he was so excited. He seemed to recognize that it was a special day, and was so happy that all of his friends had appeared to see him off. For Stevie, it truly was the best day ever.
” Stevie wagged his tail and said a special goodbye to everyone,” Kloppers claimed. “He has come to like our team so much and I think he couldn’t believe his eyes having all his favourite people together, simply wanting him well and cheering him on. It was quite an emotional day for everyone. Stevie jumped into the car with his normal, wiggly bum as if he recognized, lastly, his day had come! Warm in his favourite jacket and surrounded by his favourite people, he jumped right into the vehicle quite gladly.”
Stevie is currently all settled right into his forever home, and so much, he’s absolutely thriving. His new dad calls him Stevie Fantastic and definitely adores him, and it’s clear that Stevie currently loves him just as much. They go everywhere with each other and can not await so many more adventures to come. It may have taken a while, but Stevie has lastly found his happily ever before after, and the whole team at Dogtown SA could not be more delighted for him.