The celebration of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month continues, and this week we’re spotlighting 3 rescue dogs that were all adopted into one loving household! Read on for each of their stories.
Lux is a beautiful German Shepherd/Husky mix who found herself in a shelter at 8 years old. Being that she was advanced in age and partially deaf, she was passed over by a lot of people looking to add a dog to their home. Luckily, she found her way into the forever home she’s in now, and she is still happy and healthy at 11 years old!
Griffy is a brown Chow mix whose story almost didn’t have a happy ending. As a four month old furry puppy, he was given only 2 hours on the adoption floor at a South Carolina shelter before he was moved into a back room due to overcrowding. The shelter did the best they could trying to find a home to foster him, sending out various plea emails to rescue groups, but no one stepped up and Griffy was set for euthanasia at 7PM that evening. Luckily, his forever family was also on that email list, and when they saw that no rescue group was going to take Griffy, they stepped in to save him without ever even having seen him! Griffy is a wonderful dog, and he is a true adoption success story.
Popsicle is a Black Australian Shepherd/Chow mix who came into his home initially as a foster. He was nursed back to health after dealing with heartworm, malnourishment and skin issues. He spent the first year and a half of his life tied to a tree, abused, and starved. His foster family felt for this sad and broken animal, and decided to adopt him themselves. Today Popsicle has grown to trust and love his permanent home, and he is finally happy and taken care of!
Lux, Griffy and Popsicle all live together in one happy home, and each of them has survived and flourished against all odds. They are perfect examples of the good that animal adoption does!
Thanks to Marisa and her family for sharing their story with us.
If you’d like to submit your dog for Shelter Dog of the Week, email your submission to
blog at dailypuppy.com before the end of October.
-Amanda @ The Daily Puppy