Couple went into shelter to donate supplies, end up leaving with a 17-year-old dog nobody wanted

We have often heard for animal heroes that do their best to help them, Beth and Michael Clark couple is one of them, they keep sending blankets to shelters in winter to help them.

They went on a trip to Anne Arundel County Animal Control in December 2015, so they can donate blankets and supplies but returned home with something extra.

In this trip they made eye-contact with a sad 17 year old dog named Rocky, and they just couldn’t leave him behind.

“I saw this gray-faced, skinny dog and I said to my husband, ‘We’re getting him,’” Beth told Today “I was not about to leave that old man to die in a cage.”

“Rocky made our life very complete,” Beth told Today

“He loved dancing with us and being near us … as the year went on, it got harder for him to climb the stairs and go on walks, so my husband would carry him up the stairs every night just so he could sleep next to us, and instead of walks we just sat outside in the sun together.”

The administrator at Anne Arundel County Animal Control, reported that more and more families are expressing the interest to adopt senior dogs.

“It takes a special family to open their heart and home to an animal that they may only get to have in their lives for a short period of time,” said Robin. “We do our best to make the animals as comfortable as possible in our care, however we know this can never replace a forever home.”

“Rocky made our life very complete,” Beth told Today

“He loved dancing with us and being near us … as the year went on, it got harder for him to climb the stairs and go on walks, so my husband would carry him up the stairs every night just so he could sleep next to us, and instead of walks we just sat outside in the sun together.”

The administrator at Anne Arundel County Animal Control, reported that more and more families are expressing the interest to adopt senior dogs.

“It takes a special family to open their heart and home to an animal that they may only get to have in their lives for a short period of time,” said Robin. “We do our best to make the animals as comfortable as possible in our care, however we know this can never replace a forever home.”

“I called a vet and that night, he went peacefully with his family by him,” Beth told Today. “We loved him more than words can describe and we still have a very hard time adjusting to him not being here.”

The couple believes that Rocky hold on to meet his sister, before leaving them.

No, we are not crying, you are.

3 Comments on "Couple went into shelter to donate supplies, end up leaving with a 17-year-old dog nobody wanted"

  1. Yes im crying & may God bless you 20 fold for being selfless animal lovers,if we as people could love & give unconditionally as they do , WOW , What a wonderful world we would have, Im sorry for your loss,Hes up there romping pain free & probably has wings to fly!! God is with him & you!Constance Hines

  2. Margaret E Hodgkins | January 21, 2021 at 3:04 am | Reply

    How can you not cry when you read this? It is a beautiful story.

  3. Emelita Wilson | March 17, 2021 at 11:08 pm | Reply

    Thank you both sooo much. May you be blessed a hundredfold.

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