Last shelter puppy finally smiles when he finds a home
“Patience is a virtue” is a famous saying, and it certainly applies to this comforting story of Capone on all fours.
The puppy, a seven-year-old Staffordshire terrier, spent a fair amount of time at the Ionia County Animal Shelter. Almost everyone who visited the Michigan shelter knew the terrier by name – but he never had the chance to be adopted and find a home forever.
It seemed like Capone was destined to stay in this shelter forever, and at one point, he even ended up being the very last puppy.
Time and time again, this poor puppy saw how his shelter buddies left the place and settled in a loving house forever. Capone always stayed behind, and because the other puppies were generally adopted relatively quickly, he was often very alone. Carly Quinn, director of the Ionia County Animal Shelter, remembers the feeling of having the entire shelter empty – except Capone.
She also didn’t seem to understand why, because the Staffordshire terrier is a charming and friendly puppy.
“For a while, Capone was the only dog we had in the shelter,” the woman told The Dodo. “All the kennels were empty, except Capone soft, calm and kind.”
Capone was a former resident of the animal shelter because he had been adopted two years ago. A family welcomed the puppy soon after he was taken, but an argument with another puppy at the family home resulted in Capone being sent back to the shelter.open next Page to See More