Shelter dog who waited 7 years to find a home finally gets adopted

Dogs who live inside shelters wait for one thing: to find a forever family that will love them unconditionally, but unfortunately some have to wait months and even years for that dream to come true.

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Like the dog of our story who spent most of her life inside a shelter waiting to get adopted and find a good home, thanks to some kind people her waiting has now come to an end.

A pooch named Baby Girl, a Black Mouth Cur mix, arrived at the Winnie Berry Humane Society, in Angelina County, Texas, in 2014.

 No one knew she  would call home that place for seven whole years.

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The canine became the shelter’s longest resident over the years, even after their efforts the Humane Society wasn’t able to find her a right home.

Baby girl needed a special home, one without cats and kids, that put limits to her options but the dog still had a lot of love to give and everyone believed there was a perfect home for her out there.

“She was a lover. She loved all of our staff members too,” shelter supervisor Elizabeth Burns told KTRE. “She just wanted us to cuddle, hug and love on her all the time.”

The sweet girl is now 12 years old, a senior dog, and even though she is energetic and plays around, people rarely choose older canines to get them adopted.

But a miracle happened and Baby girl recently met the family she has been waiting for years, this happened when Monica and Mark Deaton entered the shelter and quickly felt a connection to the dog.

“She reminded me of my elderly dog that passed at 17 years old,” Monica Deaton told KTRE.

Facebook/Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County

“Just looking into her eyes, I couldn’t understand why she had been there for so long. Just by looking at her, I sort of knew that she would fit with the family. She just had part of it.”

“Just her personality and everything made me think, yes. She is coming home.”

They made the adoption official, and finally after 2,326 days in the shelter the sweet canine finally had a home.

The adopters stated that the baby girl adjusted well to their new home and gets along great with their other dogs.

“When she gets happy, she prances with them and acts like a puppy. Then curls up, like she is old the next minute, and it’s cute,” Monica Deaton said.

Facebook/Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County

The Humane Society who took care of the baby girl for years and tried to find her a home found this an amazing but bittersweet goodbye.

“Baby Girl was just a really great dog here, and we’re going to miss her a lot,” Elizabeth Burns said.

Wow this made our heart happy, thrive away sweet girl.

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