Dog Spends 10 Years in Animal Shelter, Finally Finds Someone Willing to Take Him In

After 10 years of desperately searching for a foster home, Floyd is finally going home.

Long haired German shepherd Floyd has become like a member of the staff after living years in the Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool, England.

He was always responsible for watching others – animals and humans alike. “He is fantastic with other dogs and has shared his kennel with lots of dogs over the years,” Debbie Hughes, grants and PR coordinator at Freshfields, told The Dodo. “He has helped many dogs settle into rescue life, which has helped them find their home eventually.”

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He will be missed by many at the rescue but it’s about time he found a place he can call home.

Things were not easy for Floyd in the past as he fell victim to abuse.

He previously belonged to a family with 8 children but was constantly tormented by the kids often using him for target practice and belligerently pulling on his collar.

After being constantly tormented, Floyd began to develop signs of aggression and when he went in to be neutered, the family decided not to pick him up, Hughes said.

Since Floyd had a hard time trusting people, he had a hard time finding parents who would devote time to revisit the shelter numerous times so that he would feel comfortable around them.

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Many didn’t want to commit the time and effort to visit him many times, taking things slowly and gradually.

Luckily for him, his long-time dog walker Louis has already been considering the canine for a while and was just waiting for the right time.

There were timing issues with the adoption process since Louis at the time had a pet cat in his house. Floyd wasn’t the best with cats so he only considering bringing Floyd home after his cat sadly passed away.

As time went on, Louis began to introduce his wife to Floyd, taking them both on their walks to set up a connection between the two.

Even though it took a decade for the mutt to get adopted, Floyd has finally found the right home.

“We can’t stress enough that rescue really is the best breed,” Hughes added. “The love and companionship they bring, and the impact they make on the lives of their new families, is profound.”


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