Drools the Pit Bull and Boxer mix recently had his moment in the spotlight as dog lovers around the world fought to help him find a forever home. On his 716th day at the Conour Animal Shelter, Kacey Widetich and her colleagues with Relay for Rescue moved into the shelter with him. Day after day, they came up with ways to help him find a family. They vowed to sleep at the shelter every night until Drools was adopted.
Sure enough, on day 729, that happy ending finally came. Drools the overlooked Pit Bull mix finally has the perfect forever home that he’s been waiting for!
After nearly two years at a rural Colorado shelter, Drools is finally ready for his new life. On day 727, Drools had a special meet and greet, where he finally found a family who loves him for who he is. The next day, the Relay for Rescue staff brought him to a store, where he was able to go on his own doggy shopping spree. He got to pick out all his favorite pet supplies to bring to his new home.
Finally, day 729 was life-changing for Drools. It was his adoption day! He got to be with his new dad, and of course, he was overjoyed. Even though Drools is usually a calm, relaxed dog, the staff at the shelter could clearly see his excitement. He posed for a few adorable photos with Widetich and with his new dad. Relay for Rescue even took an emotional video of the car driving away as Drools headed to his new and improved life.
“I feel like I won the lottery,” said Drools’ new dad.
Drools’ dad drove about four hours from Boulder, Colorado to adopt Drools. Of course, he knew that this special pup was worth it. While Relay for Rescue was helping Drools get adopted, they also helped many other dogs at the shelter find homes. Drools’ pal Mason was one of the many other dogs that had luck on their side. Every adoption has been a huge success for the Conour Animal Shelter, who usually doesn’t get a ton of publicity due to their rural location.
“DROOLS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME TODAY!!!” Widetich wrote on Facebook.
While Drools’ journey to adoption was much longer than it might be for other dogs, it was still well worth it. This sweet dog was surrounded by love and support during his stay, which is what every dog deserves.
Congratulations, Drools! We hope your new family will be everything you’ve dreamed of!
Featured Image: Conour Animal Shelter – Upper Rio Grande Animal Society Facebook
For some rescue dogs, finding a family is easy. But for others, it can seem to drag on forever. Drools the 4-year-old Pit Bull and Boxer mix has been waiting for his adoption day for 722 days so far. And he still needs to find that perfect family.
Conour Animal Shelter in Monte Vista, Colorado says that Drools is the perfect companion. Like all dogs, he has some specific requests for his new home, but all he really wants is someone to give him love and cuddles. Please help him find his perfect human!
Drools was surrendered to the shelter almost two years ago now. Despite being so sweet and gentle, he has had a difficult time getting adopted. The staff thinks it’s likely because the shelter is in a rural area, so the adoptable dogs don’t get a ton of publicity. Luckily, Kacey Widetich with Relay for Rescue and a few of her colleagues stepped up to help.
“There’s not a lot of exposure because of [the shelter’s] location,” Widetich said. “And because we’re kind of particular about what kind of forever home he goes to. He does need to go to a home where he’ll be the only pet, no other dogs or cats.”
First, the Relay for Rescue staff helped make sure Drools was up to date on all his vaccinations. They also spent lots of time playing with him and getting to know him. While he might not get along with all dogs and cats, he seems to love all people, even children. However, he might seem shy at first when meeting new people.
But Relay for Rescue’s goal was about much more than just providing care and exposure for Drools. They decided to take their commitment to the next level. So, they scheduled a sleepover with him on his 716th day at the shelter.
An Ongoing Sleepover!
The kind volunteers with Relay for Rescue vowed to sleep at the shelter with Drools every night until he was adopted. They set up a room near the shelter’s entrance where they could comfortably rest with Drools. They said he loves to cuddle up right beside them at night.
During their stay at the shelter, they’re also capturing photos and videos of their experiences. They share these adorable moments on Facebook, including him receiving a basket full of toys and him getting a well-deserved bath. Drools has moderate energy and activity levels, and he just loves to be pet as much as possible.