Animal shelters aren’t the best places for canines to stay for an extended period. While we are grateful that these dogs have a place to call home and food to eat, we understand that being in a shelter can be tremendously stressful. It is pretty noisy, with constant barking. The kennels are usually sparsely furnished. A shelter can be a frightening environment for a dog from a household.
Carson, a loving Pit Bull, found himself on his own in a shelter. His family decided they’d had enough of him and relinquished him. He had allergies that caused skin problems, but he was otherwise a good dog. Understandably, the shelter environment was too much for him. He knelt in a corner, shaking uncontrollably. He didn’t even pause for a breather. Everyone’s hearts were broken as he trembled so violently.
Carson was discovered by a rescue group called Philly Bully Team, and a volunteer named Lauren chose to sign him out of the shelter and bring him home. Carson, she understood, wanted to feel safe, which he would never get in a shelter.
Carson immediately thanked his rescuer by never leaving her side. Where Lauren went, so did Carson. They were a perfect match. Lauren understood that this pup needed comfort around the clock and that is what she gave him.
Lauren also knew that they were a match made in heaven and told the rescue group she wanted to make the adoption official. They agreed! Carson is so grateful to be with Lauren that he doesn’t let her go anywhere without being on top of her. It’s very endearing except when she needs to get things done. Like working from home! A 60-pound dog on your lap tends to get in the way. But Lauren is such a good sport!
Besides snuggling, Carson’s favorite thing to do is go for walks and seek out the best sticks. He loves to walk around with a stick in his mouth. As Lauren says, “his whole body wags.” To see a dog go from shaking and scared, to a happy boy, is so heartwarming.
When Carson comes home from his walks, he jumps on the couch and gives the best tail wags. All you can hear is the slapping of his happy tail. His mom, Lauren, says in the video below, that “his mission in life is to cuddle on the couch with me.” Sounds like Carson has his priorities set!
Each time a dog is saved from a shelter and adopted is a victory. So many people are overwhelmed by the statistics but we promise you that each precious life matters. That is why stories like Carson’s are so important to share. Too many people seek out puppies from breeders while perfectly deserving animals wait for homes. It’s not okay! Let’s share stories like Carson’s because adoption is the only way to go! See Carson’s new happy life in the video by The Dodo below!