The staff at the Wayside Waifs Animals Shelter are amazing people who’d do anything for the animals that reside at their place. Just last month, they organized a big adoption event during which people visited the shelter and gave the animals the forever homes they all desperately wanted to have.
The event took place at the shelter in Kansas City, Missouri and it was a huge success.
But the feeling of happiness at the shelter employees was mixed with that of sadness once they realized everyone left the place with a family except for Kenny, a lovely Pitbull terrier mix.
Wayside Waifs Animals Shelter
No one really knew how no one wanted the sweet dog. The staff described him as an energetic canine with a bubbly personality. They were certain those who overlooked him missed a chance to get an amazing furry companion.
“Kenny is a fun, friendly and happy dog,” Casey Waugh, communications and annual giving manager at Wayside Waifs, told The Dodo. “He’s definitely a people dog! Yesterday a volunteer took him on a field trip. The volunteer described him as ‘a dream.’”
All what those around Kenny wanted was for him to get his happy ending, too.
They thought they could achieve it by spreading Kenny’s story on the shelter’s Facebook page. That way, people could learn more about the sweet dog’s antics, likes, and dislikes. Among the things they listed as Kenny’s favorites were going to the park and playing on agility equipment. He also loved getting belly rubs and snuggling with humans.
“Lest you think I’m all about exercise and being on the go, I’m also an affectionate dog who loves attention from you. I like to get my belly rubbed and I like to curl up next to you and cuddle. I also enjoy playing with toys and I can entertain myself with them if you’re busy with other stuff. I’ll make a really wonderful companion for you!” Wayside Waifs wrote.
Along with the photo of Kenny sitting all alone at the shelter, Wayside Waifs Animals Shelter wrote about some of the specific things he needed.
They said that because of his energy, he wouldn’t do well in a place with small children or other dogs.
The idea of spreading Kenny’s story was a great one and it worked wonders. Many people called the place saying they were interested to welcome him into their life. Kenny found his new home with an adorable lady who would take great care of him.
“Wayside’s adoption counselors could tell his new mom put a lot of thought into this adoption prior to coming to Wayside. They still talked with her about his needs, such as how to provide mental and physical activity, that he needs to remain the only dog in the home, and other things that will make life with Kenny wonderful,” Wayside Waifs wrote.
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