Woman Requests Oldest Dog in the Shelter for a Heartwarming Reason
When Melani Andrews went to rescue a dog from an animal shelter, she had a very unusual request.
Andrews walked into the Sacramento, Calif., shelter determined to take home a dog that no one else wanted. She asked the Front Street Animal Shelter for the “oldest” and “hardest” dog they had.
“This kind woman walked into our shelter and asked who the oldest, hardest-to-adopt dog was,” the shelter wrote on its Facebook page.
The shelter knew exactly who to introduce Andrews to, and they immediately brought out Jake. Jake is a senior dog that suffers from cancer and skin problems.
Luckily for Jake, Andrews needed him, as well. The 72-year-old had just lost her husband and her Staffordshire Terrier and was feeling pretty lonely.
“I was feeling down and a little depressed,” Andrews told The Dodo. “My grandkids came over one night, and they said, ‘Grandma, you need somebody to keep you company. You can’t just sit around here all by yourself.’”
That’s when Andrews decided to go to the shelter and ask for a dog who needed the most help. She just wanted someone to take care of and keep her company.
“Jake’s two friends ignored me, but Jake perked up and started howling,” Andrews told The Dodo. “So I said, ‘It looks like he wants to go, and I’ll take him.’”
Since bringing him home, Jake and Andrews have been pretty inseparable. The pair has truly bonded in a short period of time.
“Every day I laugh a little bit more,” Andrews told The Dodo. “It’s not so lonesome. I think [Jake] knows that I love him because he’ll come over to me and he’ll rub up against me and ask me to rub his backside. And then he’ll nose me with his nose. And a dog that doesn’t know somebody loves him wouldn’t be doing anything like that.”
Because of the shelter, both Andrews and Jake are no longer lonely!
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