This Girl Can’t Contain Her Excitement When Her Dad Secretly Adopts His Favorite Dog From The Shelter

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Hallee Fuqua, a young student from Oklahoma, USA, had been asking her parents for years to adopt a dog. But the answer was always “NO”. So Hallee started volunteering at an animal shelter to get her much-needed dose of canine love.

But she didn’t expect to fall so quickly with one of the shelter dogs, 2-year-old Rambo.

Lance Fuqua, Hallee’s father, told People:

“Hallee frequently sent us pictures of her and Rambo at the shelter. After a while, my wife, Jessica, said, ‘I know this sounds crazy, but I think Rambo is part of our family.””

A family secretly adopts their daughter’s favorite dog from the shelter

family adopts secret shelter dog

So Lance called the shelter in November to say they were planning to adopt Rambo and surprise Hallee for Christmas. Employees of the Humane Society of Stillwater agreed to help.

Lance said:

“They said they would like to be part of the surprise and they would keep it a secret!”

family adopts secret shelter dog

On Dec. 14, Hallee was “heartbroken” when she learned that Rambo had been adopted, even though she didn’t know who her beloved dog’s new family was.

family adopts secret shelter dog

Lance told the Stillwater News Press:

“It’s one of those things where you’re glad he has a home, but sad you have to let him go.”

But soon his sadness turned to joy when very early on Sunday, December 16, Lance surprised his daughter with Rambo at home. The young woman’s father was convinced that he wanted to capture the emotional moment and his daughter’s reaction on video.

Check out his reaction in the video below:

Lance said:

“I think her mom and I cried like everyone who saw the video, we were right behind the camera. We see Hallee’s big heart and beautiful soul every day, now the world can see it!”

family adopts secret shelter dog

The video quickly went viral on Facebook and has already been viewed over 668,000 times.

In the video we can see Rambo with a reindeer antler headband and also Hallee surprised and crying with happiness when she sees Rambo with her father.

Hallee said, bursting into tears:

“What? Isn’t this a joke?”.

family adopts secret shelter dog

Rambo has been with the family for less than a week, but Lance says he’s adjusting pretty quickly.

He said :

“It’s been great! He’s been the center of attention for sure! He’s just a great dog and he’s a perfect fit for us!”

If you want to give more dogs like Rambo the chance to find forever families, contact the Humane Society of Stillwater on their website.

Images: Facebook – Lance Fuqua

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