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After 11 Years In A Shelter, Senior Dog Finally Finds Her Happy Ending


11 years is a long time for everyone. But it’s especially long for a dog considering that many canines don’t even live that long. But after eleven long, patient years, a pit bull mix called Wiggles is finally getting a new start in life. The 14-year-old dog spent 11 lonely years in an animal shelter, waiting for an eternal family. But her age and health problems made people overlook her practically all of their lives.

For Wiggles, age is just a number and she refused to let it stop her. This resident of the longest animal shelter has finally been adopted and now she’s living the dream!

Image: 5A’s Animal Shelter Facebook

Wait 11 years

Wiggles was handed over to the 5A at the shelter in 2010 when she was only three years old. She had developed many allergies and her family could not afford to continue paying for her medicine. The family felt terrible when they handed the cute dog over, but they couldn’t take care of them properly so they did what they thought was best.

But her allergy problems were just the beginning. In 2016, a large tumor formed on Wiggles. The vet concluded that it was benign and stated that removing it could be risky for an older dog. At least it didn’t seem to harm Wiggles in any way. Although the tumor was inexpensive or dangerous, it deterred many adopters.

“We had several calls, but the moment I tell him the tumor is the size of a melon, they say, ‘Oh my god,” said Karla, a shelter worker.

Wiggles disguisedImage: 5A’s Animal Shelter Facebook

Unfortunately, wiggles have been overlooked time and again over the years. In addition to her conditions, she was also looking for a home with no dogs or children, which made things even more difficult. The shelter knew they had to work harder to give this loving dog the home she deserved. Her story was soon published on news sites, and then everything changed.

Wiggle is adopted!

Not long after Wiggles’ story hit the media, she was adopted! Lots of people called to meet her and a couple decided to take her home. They even donated $ 300 to the shelter just out of kindness of their hearts. The shelter could tell that they were a perfect match for the older pup.

“I cried tears of happiness when they were adopted,” said Karla.

Wiggles cuddlyImage: 5A’s Animal Shelter Facebook

The couple recently had dogs that died of cancer. After a while of grief, they decided it was time to say goodbye again. They knew right away that Wiggles was a perfect fit for them.

The new Wiggles family have since reached out to the shelter to let them know that Wiggles is doing great! The older pup is a little confused, but she quickly finds out that this is where she belongs. She walks well on a leash and does not bark at the other dogs passing by.

After eleven long years of waiting, Wiggles finally has a comfortable, loving home to live the rest of their lives. It’s everything she ever wanted!

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Featured image: 5A’s Animal Shelter Facebook



Robert Dunfee