Shelter animals with disabilities are the first to be overlooked. Sadly, they are often moved to the top of the euthanasia list in kill shelters as well. A dog, named Blu, sat in the shelter day after day. No one wanted to bother with her because she’s deaf. It was heartbreaking. Thankfully there are wonderful people, like Mark and his partner Sean, who seek out dogs like Blu, knowing the odds are stacked against them. They heard about Blu from her previous owner who explained that she was with the family for six years before they had to surrender her.
When the couple arrived at Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, they were told that Blu didn’t have a single visitor before they showed up. Poor pup! Mark and Sean were taken to a room to meet Blu. When she walked in, it was obvious that Blu was “vibrant and full of life.” If they adopted Blu, she would become the fourth deaf dog they’ve owned. The couple obviously had patience and giant hearts. Once they met Blu, they knew she belonged with them.
Leaving her family must have been so traumatic. They explained that they did love Blu but they were forced to sell their home and move into a rental that didn’t allow Pit Bulls. Can you imagine how hard that must’ve been on Blu and her original family? Now it was time to make things right! Blu went from being one of the shelter’s longest residents to a beloved member of Mark and Sean’s family. However, Blu still suffered from trauma.
Blu remembered all too well that she was surrendered by a family she loved. Even though Mark and Sean would never bring her back to the shelter, Blu wasn’t so sure. This is a tale chocked full of patience and a lot of love. To see Blu blossom with her new dads, check out the heartwarming video below. We are beyond elated that this pup ended up exactly where she belongs!