Pitbulls are often incorrectly labeled as aggressive and 'mean', but Big Boo, a shelter dog from Greenville, Texas proved this to be absolutely wrong when the sweet dog was taken to a shelter on March 31.
He was found as a stray by Greenville Animal Control and initially, the dog was extremely confused and disorientated by his new environment, as is the case with many dogs that end up in shelters.
Luckily, Karri McCreary, a veterinarian from Vet Ranch visited the pitbull and upon seeing how uncomfortable and sad he looked, decided to ease his transition to shelter life by giving him a blue blanket.
Posted by Advocates for the Animals at Greenville Animal Control Shelter on Friday, 31 March 2017
With just a small home comfort, Boo relaxed and became an entirely different dog. He transformed from a standoffish character into a playful puppy in front of shelter staff's eyes. She described:
McCreary shared a photo of the adorable dog cuddling up to his new blanket on Facebook, and the post was inundated with offers from online fans to adopt the canine.
The dog once assumed to be a 'bully', completely blossomed once shown even the slightest affection, and only a few days later, Boo had been adopted.
Boo was lucky enough to find a forever home but there are still tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.
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