Update: Scout has left the building!
Not long after Scout’s story spread, his forever family finally found him! From Humane Society of the Delta:
“We’ve got some exciting news!!
“Scout has been adopted and he’s going home! We are so thankful for the foster family that took our sweet boy in and helped show what an amazing dog he truly is! We knew he was a great dog, but getting him in a home for everyone else to see how wonderful he is really helped Scout. Thanks to everyone who shared his story and helped him find the perfect home!”
We love a happy ending! Congratulations, Scout!
Scout the Lab mix has spent his entire life at the Humane Society of the Delta in Arkansas. 7 years, to be exact! Scout and his brother arrived at the shelter when they were just puppies. His brother recently got adopted, but Scout is still patiently waiting for that perfect family to come along. The shelter knows that Scout is a lovable pup, and they are hopeful that he will find the perfect home soon.
Recently, Scout has found a foster home to stay at. Andrea Denk and her son, Eddie, saw Scout at the shelter and fell in love with him. They couldn’t adopt him, but they wanted to provide him with a comfortable home, so they fostered him. They wanted to show him what life was like outside of the humane society.
Scout adjusted quickly to his new foster home. He’s such a sweet boy, but the shelter believes he was overlooked simply because he’s a black dog. Now that he’s older, it’s been even more difficult for him to find a family.
“We found out he loves kids, he loves adults, and he loves sitting on the sectional,” Denk said. “He’s been working on his leash manners, but he’s very easy going. He’s just happy.”
While 7 years might sound like a long time, some dogs have been at the shelter even longer than that in the past. It’s a no-kill shelter, so dogs stay there until they can find a home. Sadly, for some dogs, that time is much longer than others.
Help Scout Find a Home!
The humane society is constantly full of animals. Currently, they have about 250 dogs and 50 cats. With so many animals in need of a home, it’s been even harder for Scout to be noticed.
Rita Merritt with the Humane Society of the Delta explained that there are so many animals because no one is willing to spay and neuter. She pointed out that their shelter could desperately use a spay and neuter clinic to put an end to this issue. She also believes that if more people fostered, then that would help immensely.
Every week, the shelter shares a post about Scout. His posts always get many likes, comments, and shares, but no one has come forward to adopt him just yet. He is a sweet boy with lots of love to give. He’s just waiting for someone to reach out and give him a chance.
If you are interested in adopting Scout, please contact the Humane Society of the Delta. Even if you can’t provide him a home, please donate and spread the word to help him find his forever family as quickly as possible. This poor pup shouldn’t have to wait any longer for his happily ever after.