Often enough we find ourselves really rooting for a positive outcome for the pets in our care. Hercules & Muellas were no exception. Hercules & Muellas came into our shelter on a cold day, February 27th. Their owner could no longer afford their care so now it was up to us to find them a forever home. Day after day went by without even a glance from adoption visitors. We posted them on Facebook and Twitter with hundreds of ‘shares’ and still, no takers. We knew right from the beginning this was going to be a difficult adoption. You see, both dogs were 8 years old. Hercules was a pit bull mix and Muellas, although an adorable small breed, is blind. We knew they just had to go together because Muellas relied on Hercules to get around and Hercules really enjoyed the company of his smaller friend. All of a sudden their story caught on to a number of national websites: Woofipedia, and Vetstreet. We were so excited, surely this would be the key to getting both of these dogs adopted together. Then on Tuesday, March 31st, we decided to feature both dogs on WANE-TV’s Pet of the Week. Finally, a lucky break. The following day, a wonderful family from Antwerp, Ohio – The Wilson family drove the 45 minutes with 4 of their 8 children to meet this wonderful duo. It was love at first sight and after a full month with no interest, Hercules & Muellas were going home. We paged our entire staff to join us in sending them with this wonderful family! What a thrill for everyone to see these wonderful dogs that we have cared for, walked, given medications & treats to… we had all become so attached. Their endearing story had traveled far to find a family that lived so close! Hercules & Muellas even made the Huffington Post We are honored to be a part of their story and many others like them. We know that we will see many more homeless pets in 2015, and many more will steal our hearts for a fleeting moment. Hercules and Muellas will be a constant reminder for us to continue our journey to find the perfect home because every dog has their day and we are here to help them find it!
Hercules & Muellas & their new forever family: