Shelter life is hard for a dog. They’re at risk for being put down, and the older they get, the harder it is to get adopted—especially if they’re sick.
Russ the pit bull knows this too well.

At the shelter, he suffered from kennel cough, itchy skin, and an eye infection.

But when he locked eyes with volunteer, college student Kayla Filoon, he knew his days at the shelter were numbered.

They went for a walk and fell in love. The next day, she visited him and they went to Chick-fil-a. Immediately afterwards, they both knew it was a match made in heaven.

Since Kayla adopted Russ, they’ve been inseparable.

Russ won’t stop cuddling Kayla—he always wants to be by her side.

If only we could all have a furry friend just like Russ!

Watch the heartwarming story in the video down below!