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When Shelter Dog Chooses Dad And Crashes Through Gates To Get To Him

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on February 2, 2024

Dog adoption is a rewarding experience for humans and for the countless pups out there that need forever homes. While some people seek out their desired doggy soulmate, others are chosen by them. The video compilation below shows you the stories of animals choosing their adopters. Whether it’s love at first sight or the workings of a higher power, these deserving dogs know what they want, and they go for it! Thankfully, their new parents are receptive and motivated to give them the best life possible. Get ready for some soup for your soul!


The first clip features a beautiful shelter dog eager to find a home after spending life ‘behind bars.’ A man was about to walk past his kennel to look for a specific pup he saw online. But as the man appeared in front of the shelter pup, the dog chose him and was determined for the man to choose him back! He wagged his tail fervently, hoping to get the man’s attention, and boy, did it work!


The kind man knew it was fate and asked the staff if the dog could go home with him. They were elated since the pup had been there a long time. The workers fetched the paperwork and made it official. The man went outside, got into his car, and pulled it around back. As the doggy was put on a leash and taken to the yard, he was met with a fence. He jumped up when he saw the man exit his truck.

With love in his eyes and hope in his heart, he broke through the gates the moment the volunteers began to open them. It was finally time to celebrate getting a new dad– a huge victory that won’t just make the pup happy, but will give his new human the honor of parenting such a delightful creature.


The video continues and is chock-full of happy endings, including a story with a dog that jumps off a dock to swim to the family she wants as his own. Press play on the video below for your feel-good story of the day.

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