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People Passed On This Dog At Adoption Event With A Heart-Wrenching Excuse

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 June 12, 2024

Every dog dreams of a warm home and enduring love, yet many, especially those with special needs or illnesses, struggle more than others to find such happiness. Among them is Olaf, a four-year-old Great Pyrenees, whose quest for a forever home has been particularly poignant. Despite the relentless efforts of his foster mother to find him a home, Olaf’s prospects have remained bleak. His foster mom, based in Minnesota, has encountered repeated disappointments, with potential adopters turning away upon learning of his condition. Her recent attempt to showcase Olaf at an adoption event encapsulated the challenges they faced.


In a heartfelt video posted on her TikTok account, @wilfredthedestroyer, she shared Olaf’s story. She revealed that despite three months of fostering and numerous attempts at adoption events, all hopes for finding Olaf a home were unsuccessful as people lost interest upon discovering his neurological issues. The video, which quickly went viral, highlighted the struggles Olaf faces daily, such as his instability and difficulty with stairs. Her captions conveyed her despair: “I wish potential families could see how far he’s come…how strong he really is.”


The video resonated deeply online, drawing numerous empathetic responses. One viewer expressed a desire to make Olaf part of their family, calling him the “biggest best cuddle buddy” and hoping he finds a loving home soon. Another shared a wish to have him join their family and their own Great Pyrenees, Khaleesi. A third comment expressed optimism about Olaf’s future, hoping for the right family to come along.

This wave of online support reflects a collective yearning to help Olaf find the love and stability he deserves. It underscores a broader community’s recognition of the extra love and attention dogs like Olaf require—those who may be overlooked due to their challenges but who possess immense strength and resilience.


As his story spreads, the hope remains that this outpouring of support will translate into a real opportunity for Olaf to connect with a family that sees beyond his physical limitations to the loyal and loving companion he is, ready to offer him a forever home filled with care and affection. To meet Olaf and see him at the adoption event, play the TikTok video below. We are confident that Olaf has already found his forever family. He’s such a good boy! If you live in Minnesota or its surrounding areas and are interested in adopting Olaf or another deserving dog, please click here.

Click the video below to meet Olaf and see his incredible story!

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