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Rescue Dog Jumps For Joy As She's Finally Adopted After 500 Days In Shelter

Rescue Dog Jumps For Joy As She's Finally Adopted After 500 Days In Shelter

Prepare yourself, because this one's a tear jerker.

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A rescue dog was given the send-off celebration of her life as she was finally adopted after 500 days of looking for her forever home.

After a very long stay in Niagara SPCA animal shelter in Niagara Falls, New York, the six year old pooch named Bonita was filmed as she left the premises with her new family last week.

And boy, was she excited.

The rescue dog was showered with confetti as she jumped for joy (Credit: Caters)
The rescue dog was showered with confetti as she jumped for joy (Credit: Caters)

Jumping up and down for joy and planting kisses on nearby bystanders, Bonita looked absolutely thrilled to be given a home at last.

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Workers at the shelter cheered, clapped and threw confetti and Bonita was led off by her new owners, and some looked visibly emotional as they watched her leave.

Poor Bonita had arrived at the shelter on August 13, 2018 had no joy finding anyone willing to adopt her.

This meant that by the time she met her owners, she was the longest standing resident in the shelter.

Bonita jumped to hug and kiss the shelter workers (Credit: Caters)
Bonita jumped to hug and kiss the shelter workers (Credit: Caters)

We have no idea why. Just look at her.

And it seems the internet enjoyed her adoption as much as she did after her new owner, Ray Kinz, 39, shared the footage on social media.

It has since been viewed by over two million people, who have also revelled in little Bonita's happy ending.

Bonita was the longest standing resident at the shelter (Credit: Caters)
Bonita was the longest standing resident at the shelter (Credit: Caters)

Explaining what drew him to the brown and white pooch, Ray said: "Upon arriving at the shelter, I asked what dog had been there the longest and which one was the oldest, Bonita was both.

"I knew Bonita was the one when we had our first meet-and-greet, she showed nothing but love towards me.

"She is the most loving and caring girl anyone could ask for, she can act like a two-year-old full of energy, or an old school soul who just wants to cuddle and sleep.

"The past few days have been nothing shy of amazing and I am so grateful for her coming into my life."

The rescue dog is now happy with her new owners (Credit: Caters)
The rescue dog is now happy with her new owners (Credit: Caters)

We're not crying, you're crying.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Dog, Real, Animals

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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