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Senior Dog Is Adopted After 2,461 Days At Shelter

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on January 14, 2020

Sandi the 12-year-old dog had spent over 6 years of her life at the Marion-Grant County Humane Society. 2,461 days, to be exact! She was already used to life at the shelter, but the staff knew she deserved so much more. Her wait finally came to an end when she was adopted by a kind couple. The day she went to her forever home was a celebration complete with a crown and red carpet!

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Sandi’s Life at the Shelter

Sandi first arrived at the shelter when she was found as a stray about 6 years ago. She was a happy, healthy dog, but for some reason people kept overlooking her. She enjoyed playing with the staff at the shelter, but she kept dreaming of a forever home.

The shelter staff said that Sandi basically ran the place. She had been there longer than many of their employees have, so she was the boss.

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Sandi’s life finally made a change for the better when Erin and Carrie Rhodes came to visit her. Their dog had recently passed away, so they were looking for a new family member to rescue. As soon as they met Sandi, they fell in love. They said they couldn’t stop thinking about her.

So, the couple adopted Sandi not long after. They put an adorable crown on her head and let her walk to the car in style. Everyone cheered her on and gave her plenty of love as she headed off to her new home. Her tail wagged the entire time.

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Her Loving New Home!

Sandi has already quickly adjusted to her new home. Her new parents have spoiled her with lots of love, and she really is a happy pup.

She even has her own Instagram page now where her family can post pictures and updates on her. All the adorable posts are written from Sandi’s point of view. She’s clearly having the time of her life.

Image: @adventures_of_sandi/Instagram

6 years is a long time to sit at a shelter, but it was all worth it in the end. Many dogs like Sandi spend a lot of time waiting for their forever homes, but they never give up hope. Next time you consider adopting a dog, meet with the older dogs and the ones that have been there the longest. You could greatly change their lives for the better.

Marion-Grant County Humane Society still has about 80 dogs and 200 cats in need of a home. If you’re looking for a new furry friend in Indiana, please visit this shelter and see if any of them are a good fit for your family. Hopefully none of them will have to wait as long as Sandi.

Image: @adventures_of_sandi/Instagram

Featured Image: @mgchs/Facebook and @adventures_of_sandi/Instagram

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