Not every dog strikes a picture-perfect pose at the shelter.
In fact, many dogs are scared and confused, having just been surrendered by their families to what seems like four walls — and utter loneliness.
It’s an even lonelier situation for pit bull-type dogs — thanks to a completely unearned reputation for being mean.
“Those big bullies just don’t get adopted like the rest,” Karri McCreary, a veterinarian and animal rescuer at Vet Ranch, tells iHeartDogs.
It’s no wonder that when potential adopters walk through the halls of a shelter, they see a lot of long faces on the other side of the glass.
She gave the dog, who she named Big Boo, a bed and a blanket.
And the so-called ‘big, mean’ shelter dog melted.
“He just came to life,” she says.
Indeed, Big Boo rolled and played and tugged that blanket, becoming a dog all over again.
She left him cuddling the blanket — and soaking up every last drop of that sweetest of gifts.
But while the moment may have seemed bittersweet, it would soon resonate far from the walls of that shelter.
McCreary’s Facebook post about the encounter ended up getting a lot of attention.
“We had a ton of shares and inquiries on his post and then, Blam! Adopted.”
That’s right. Someone who saw McCreary’s post went to the shelter and took Big Boo home.
A picture-perfect ending indeed.
Watch Big Boo playing with his blanket in the video below: