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Dog Smiles Through The Hurt When Left Without A Home

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 July 10, 2024

In the midst of a severe housing crisis, countless individuals are compelled to leave their homes and relinquish their pets. Palmer, a two-year-old canine, became a prime example of this distressing trend when his family faced eviction and subsequent divorce, leaving him and his brother, Presley, suddenly homeless. Fortunately, Lovebugs Rescue swiftly intervened to provide refuge for the two dogs. “Palmer lost his home through no fault of his own. His family was getting evicted and their dogs had nowhere to go,” the rescue shared on Facebook, highlighting the injustice of his situation.

Quickly, Palmer, a young Chihuahua mix, was welcomed into a foster home where he adapted effortlessly. His background in a loving home had well-prepared him; he was social, well-behaved, and particularly fond of children.

“Palmer is a 2-year-old, 13 lb Chihuahua mix who is very well mannered around the house, dog and kiddo friendly, and loves everyone he meets,” Lovebugs Rescue detailed. “He will be a relatively easy addition to a new home. He’s a friendly guy who loves being pet. He is dog friendly too,” they continued.

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Despite his upheaval, Palmer remained open-hearted and eager to engage with new people. His innate enthusiasm and love for exploration shone through, painting a picture of a resilient, joyful dog eager for new adventures.

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It wasn’t long before Palmer’s endearing qualities captured the hearts of a couple who were instantly smitten upon meeting him. The connection was instantaneous, a classic case of love at first sight.

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Deciding to make him a permanent member of their family, the couple was excited to introduce Palmer to his new forever home. As they prepared to leave and take their new dog with them, Palmer’s expression transformed into one of sheer joy, realizing he was embarking on a fresh, promising chapter of his life—one where he would never have to feel the sting of abandonment again.

We are incredibly grateful that Palmer found his happy ending, thanks to Lovebugs Rescue and the wonderful couple who gave him a forever home.

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