After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home

After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home

After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home.
After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home. Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA

Hope definitely floats up, but sometimes it takes a lot longer than expected. That’s why it’s important to never lose hope, because eventually, things work out in the best possible way.

Bentley the Bulldog spent almost 3 years at a Philadelphia animal shelter, but now the longtime fur-resident has finally found his fur-ever home.

After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home.
After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home. Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA

The cuddly and lovable American Bulldog spent exactly 1,076 days at the Pennsylvania SPCA, according to the shelter. For Bentley, that’s about half his life he spent living in a kennel.

But as of September, the pup finally has a permanent family. And the shelter celebrated by posting his journey on Facebook.

After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home.
After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home. Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA

“It’s here. The day we wait for in animal welfare. The day when you approach the kennel of a dog who has been in the shelter for exactly 1,076 days…and they aren’t there. They aren’t there for the best reason – they are spending their first day in their #furever family, the shelter posted on Facebook.

“It’s bittersweet, but more than that, it’s beautiful. Our Bentley will need no more #TuesdayswithBentley, because he’s in a new home where every day is a new day with Bentley,” the shelter added.

A fixture at the shelter for years, Bentley became somewhat of a social media staple during his stay, even featuring in his own version of the opening to “The Office.”

Ever an altruist, though, Bentley used his fame for the greater good. In August, he landed a $10,000 donation for improvements at the shelter.

Now, his kindness has finally been repaid. As the PSPCA put it, “It takes a village, and today, we celebrate.”

After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home.
After spending over 1,000 days in a Pennsylvania shelter, Bentley the Bulldog finally finds a fur-ever home. Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA

Another happy ending, but they don’t all end like this. So if you’re in the market for a furbaby, check out your local shelter before going to a pet store. Be sure to ask for the dog that’s been in there the longest, and think of Bentley here when you do.


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