Dog Can’t Believe That He Finally Found A Home After 2,381 Days In The Shelter

Meet Higgins, a senior German shepherd who has spent virtually his entire life at the Humane Society of Preble County because no one wants to adopt him. The shelter was not ready to give up on him, and the most crucial reason was that Higgins had never given up on finding a permanent home.

Higgins was taken to the shelter as a puppy and was adopted right away. However, Higgins’ life in his first home was not pleasant, and he returned to the shelter. Meet Higgins, a senior German shepherd who has spent virtually his entire life at the Humane Society of Preble County because no one wants to adopt him. The shelter was not ready to give up on him, and the most crucial reason was that Higgins had never given up on finding a permanent home.

Higgins was taken to the shelter as a puppy and was adopted right away. However, Higgins’ life in his first home was not happy, and he returned to the shelter in 2012.

Renner told The Dodo:

“We heard he was little more than a dog locked up to a dog home.”

“After about a year, someone came in with a stray dog – and it was him.”

Higgins had always hoped that the right someone would come along and take him in, but he had been turned down again and again. Everyone believed Higgins was ill after spending so much time at the shelter. “When he was in his kennel, his face constantly had such a scared expression on it that he was a touch terrifying.” Renner said. “Everyone just walked right by him.”

Higgins, thankfully, got his permanent home after 2,381 days in the shelter. Brendon Reed, a 22-year-old man, fell in love with Higgins after seeing his portrait and hearing his tale online. Reed knew Higgins was the only dog for him at that moment. Reed told The Dodo, “He was such a lovely dog.” “He simply appeared so adorable… “I’m not sure how he didn’t get adopted.”

Renner was taken aback when Reed entered the shelter and announced, “I’m come to take Higgins home.”

Higgins has finally found a father who:

1. loves him and

2.makes him feel safe every day after six and a half years.

He can now sleep on a comfy couch, watch TV, and run around his own garden, rolling in the grass.

We are overjoyed to hear that Higgins will be a wonderful addition to Reed’s life. We hope you can share our excitement for Higgins! If you want to learn more about Higgin’s adventures, you may follow him on Snapchat at @higginsdoggo.

h/t: The Dodo

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