Dogs who stay at the shelter the longest are the least to be adopted. As a result, these dogs may develop mistrust and continue to shy away from people. These dogs may feel unloved, especially if they see their fellow dogs are rehomed.
Sadly, some shelters put unadoptable dogs to sleep. Shelters do this to give way to incoming rescue dogs. Don’t feel sad; there are also no-kill shelters. These shelters vowed to take care of dogs regardless of their length of stay at the center. The staff at the center would try their very best to get their longest resident dogs to be adopted.
Bonita, a five-year-old pit bull mix, was adopted after 500 days of residency at Niagara SPCA.
Bonita was admitted to Niagara SPCA in the summer of 2018. She is a playful and friendly dog. Bonita likes going on walks and catch tennis balls. She also loves being cuddled.
However, it has been more than a year, and no one would take her home. The staff of Niagara SPCA is wondering why Bonita is the least favorite to be adopted.
One day, a couple visited the shelter and asked for the dog which had been living there the longest. The staff thought of presenting Bonita to them. The couple happily took her home, just in time for Christmas!
The staff of Niagara SPCA gave Bonita a huge send-off! Watch this video and see how thrilled Bonita is:
After nearly 500 days of being at the shelter, Bonita has left the building! ❤️
Posted by Niagara County SPCA on Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ray Kinz, Bonita’s adopter, is happy to adopt her. She is now living a beautiful life with her new fur dad, and she is one spoiled dog!
For sure, Bonita will be dearly missed, and at the same time, the staff of Niagara SPCA is happy for her that she has found her forever home.
Make memories together, Bonita and Ray!
Video courtesy of Niagara County SPCA via Facebook