The majority of people get a pet after long consideration, planning and a drive to the local shelter, writes boredpanda
Then they spend some time getting to know their four-legged companion and if things go well, the lucky pet becomes a member of the family. However, some people have completely different stories to tell of how they were introduced to their pets and Jack Jokinen from Fishtown, Philadelphia may have the most unique one.
The other night, a man named Jack Jokinen shared a wholesome incident on his Twitter page after a mystery puppy appeared at his home. In the early hours of Saturday morning, his wife woke him up by telling him there was an unknown dog in the house. “When we found Suzy it was a combination of scared and confused. We had no idea how she got here and worried someone was in our house. She was scared and shaking from being wet and cold,” Jack told Bored Panda.
The man proceeded to check the doors and windows which were all closed. Clearly, something was off. Where did this mystery puppy come from? Well, the only way to figure it out was to check the security cameras. That’s what Jack did and it turned out that the adorable puppy didn’t just appear out of thin air.
Jack, who just became a father, was shown in the video not closing his front door properly during the night, leaving it wide open. What happens next is this: a stray, injured, and malnourished puppy is stumbling along the street in the freezing cold and notices an open door to a warm house. The puppy didn’t shy away from inviting herself in. Then a thoughtful stranger walked by and closed the door, unknowingly locking the dog inside and making her a member of the new family.
Surely, Jack knew that somebody has to take good care of this dog and instead of surrendering her to the shelter, he welcomed the new pup into his home. He named the lucky dog Suzy who now lives with Jack’s family and another dog George. “We decided to adopt her because she had no owner, and our first dog George has brought us so much joy, we could imagine just putting her in the system,” he said.
“She has been great with our family, including our baby. She is very sweet and just wants to be loved. Suzy is on the mend and getting better every day. Her body is filling out and she is on antibiotics to treat some of her problems. Shes got a long road ahead but is on the way,” Jack told us.
He constantly updated people on the situation and told them that he’s adopting the puppy.
The wholesome story quickly went viral with many people left in awe of this lucky coincidence which saved Suzy’s life. However, the family was left with a hefty $1000 bill after the vet visit and are asking people for donations. You can donate via Jokinen’s Venmo account and PayPal account.
“The twitter thread took a life of its own. I never expected it to turn into this but Suzy is now the internets dog. People have donated about $18k towards Suzy’s medical bills. We hope they arent that high and we can take the remaining funds to donate to a worthwhile cause.”