Elderly man adopts senior dog that no one else wanted – this is the moment he knew he was finally safe

Elderly man adopts senior dog that no one else wanted – this is the moment he knew he was finally safe

Elderly man adopts senior dog that no one else wanted – this is the moment he knew he was finally safe.
Elderly man adopts senior dog that no one else wanted – this is the moment he knew he was finally safe. Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA Danville Center

It was love at first sight and a match made in heaven all cuddled up on a single chair at a local animal shelter in Pennsylvania.

For loving adopter, Wayne Mull, it was the moment of finding a new best friend.

But for Jack the dog, it was the moment he finally found happiness and love with a fur-ever home – it was also the moment he knew he was finally safe.

This isn’t always the case, especially for older dogs looking for a second chance.

At age 13, Jack is very much a senior dog, requiring a bit more care and attention than his younger counterparts.

So, after his former owner passed away and Jack ended up at the Pennsylvania SPCA Danville Center, all he could do was hope that someone would come along to give an older dog like him a second chance.

And thankfully, someone did.

Two weeks ago, a loving man named, Wayne Mull, walked into the shelter with just one request: “He asked to see an old dog in need of a home,” the shelter wrote in a Facebook post.

And of course, the shelter knew exactly who to take the Wayne to first.

They directed him right to Jack, noting the pup had some ailments that would need to be addressed.

Though some other adopters may have seen those things as flaws, Wayne felt very differently.

“He said, ‘He’s perfect, I’ll take him. What vet do you recommend I take him to?'” the shelter added in the post.

Jack was so relaxed in knowing he was finally safe, that he took a snooze right there on Wayne’s lap as they sat in the chair for a picture, the shelter explained in the post.

Elderly man adopts senior dog that no one else wanted – this is the moment he knew he was finally safe.
Elderly man adopts senior dog that no one else wanted – this is the moment he knew he was finally safe. Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA Danville Center

“Jack curled up on his lap and caught a nap while they both patiently waited for the paperwork to be processed,” the shelter said.

“This is what animal welfare is all about. Falling in love, giving second chances to those who need it most, and finding the heroes in humanity.”

It only took a moment for Jack’s life to change — leaving behind an uncertain future for one filled with warmth, love and compassion.

One decision can change everything. If you’re looking for a fur-ever friend, think about going to a shelter and rescuing a dog before buying one from a pet store.

You’ll be surprised how a rescue dog will save your own life. Follow Pennsylvania SPCA Danville Center’s Facebook page for more updates on adorable adoption stories.


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