After being adopted from a shelter by a family — one very sweet dog was left with his bed along with his toys right back at the same shelter he was originally adopted from.
The six-year-old Lab mix was all alone and very puzzled as he could not understand why his family was bringing him back to the shelter he had come from three years prior.
The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) had Wall-E in 2015 back when he was just three years old.
And in September of this year, the Lab mix was found at this very same Arizona shelter along with his supplies, according to The Dodo.
In two plastic bins were both his toys and bed — the dog’s previous owner allegedly cried as he said goodbye to the dog.
The family, unfortunately, could not give Wall-E that care that he needed and decided not to keep him.
On MCACC’s Facebook page, the shelter made a post with a picture of Wall-E along with an explanation about how he came to be there.
The post read:
“This guy deserves a forever family who won’t give up on him. Please don’t bash his previous owners though. We don’t know the whole story.
What we do know is the owner was heartbroken and crying. It was hard to finally help them leave. The staff was crying with the owners. We don’t believe this decision was taken lightly.”
Jordan Bader, who runs the page for MCACC’s adoptable dogs, shared with The Dodo:
“He was surrendered by his family because they did not have enough time for him. He was very scared. In his kennel, he would bark and bark.”
And though his family included all of Wall-E’s belongings into a few bins — the dog was not able to have all of these things with him in his kennel and he became withdrawn.
Potential adopters then would overlook the sweet dog because of his understandably defensive nature.
“Because of his kennel presence and evaluations, he was passed up by many people. [But] with volunteers he was very sweet and playful and loved doing zoomies.”
And after two months, Wall-E became more and more withdrawn with folks overlooking him.
But then, Jordan had an idea.
He decided to post Wall-E’s story to Facebook — and his idea worked!
His story was seen by many and Wall-E has since been adopted and has found happiness in a forever home.
“We knew this picture would be heartbreaking and would get a lot of attention, but we had no idea it would blow up like it did. We had so many people interested in him.”
Lynn Lee, a woman who saw the post, immediately found her way to the shelter to meet Wall-E, taking the doggo home and becoming good friends.
Wall-E’s story was shared online for only one day before Lynn decided to adopt him.
And Wall-E could not be happier!
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