Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by Pets Feed
Adorable dog who was rescued from the streets of Indianapolis at the age of 16 can’t stop smiling as he walks to his new home
Kathryn LaRoche, a young resident of the city of Indianapolis, USA, never thought that after the death of her pet, a rescued dog would show her appreciation for adopting him with many smiles.
It was very difficult for the woman to live on her own during the pandemic, especially when her 20-year-old cat died, so she decided to adopt another animal. She wanted her new pet to be of old age because she knew these animals are wonderful and perfect for adoption.
After browsing the Indy Humane shelter website, she found an adorable little dog named Sonny, 16 years old.
Rescued 16-year-old dog finds home
Sonny had been rescued from the streets of Indianapolis, and although he had a microchip, all attempts to locate his relatives were unsuccessful. When Kathryn saw it through photographs, she immediately fell in love with the animal; His sweet face shocked her and she wanted to meet him in person.
The woman knew that due to Sonny’s age, it was difficult for her to find a permanent home, so that she could help him. So, the kind-hearted woman decided to go to the shelter to meet Sonny in person and make a final decision regarding the adoption.
Kathryn told The Dodo:
I spent the days leading up to the meeting making sure everything was ready for him at home. If he came home with me, I wanted him to have beds and toys.
Finally, the day came when Kathryn would meet the shelter’s oldest resident, the woman arrived at the scene early and waited for Sonny. The volunteers took Sonny out of his room and led him to the woman, and when she saw him she knew it was him.
They said I could spend 30 minutes with him making a decision, but after five minutes I walked in to fill out the papers. He was a little nervous about meeting new people, but he was a happy and calm old dog, I knew he was perfect for me.
The most amazing thing in the story is that on the way home, Sonny kept smiling, showing his happiness and gratitude. Since arriving in his new home, the older puppy wants to stay with his loving new mother all the time.
According to Katheryn, from the first night he made it clear that he would sleep with her in bed, although he had not planned it, he cannot deny her this privilege.
Despite his age, Sonny is a fun-loving dog who has started playing with his new toys and loves to walk. Every day the dog makes sure to show his mother how much he appreciates her and tries to express how happy he is.
Even though it’s only been a few days, Sonny already trusts his human mother more and has revealed her charming and caring personality.
Everything went better than Catherine had expected, and now that they are together, they will be able to enjoy their pleasant company.
He honestly looks like a dream dog and I can’t believe I was able to bring him home.
Although the woman offered Sonny a home, she feels really lucky to have found it and will love it for the rest of her life.
To help other senior dogs like Sonny, you can donate to Indy Humane.
Images: Kathryn Laroche