When you enter an animal shelter, the sight of dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds looking up at you with hopeful eyes can tug at your heartstrings. And while the younger ones often grab the attention, there are some elderly dogs that deserve a chance at a forever home too. This heartwarming video that we came across, captures the story of two dogs, Bella and Snowball, who had lived together for years and had an unbreakable bond.
Bella, a beautiful Golden Retriever, is the elder one while Snowball is a tiny white Chihuahua mix. They shared a kennel at the animal shelter after being given up by their owner. But even in the unfamiliar and scary environment, they stuck together, as they had always done.
The reason for Snowball’s timid behavior was apparent – she was blind. But Bella, who had taken up the role of her mother figure, provided constant care and comfort to the little one. However, being in a high-kill shelter meant that their chances of adoption were slim, and the odds of being adopted together were even lower.
The younger dogs in the shelter were making their presence known with loud barks, but Bella and Snowball sat quietly, waiting for a chance. Bella’s sadness was evident, but it was Snowball who nudged her, giving her the encouragement that she needed.
Then, one day, a couple saw Bella and Snowball, heard their story, and decided to adopt them both. They filled out the necessary paperwork and paid the fee, and the two dogs loaded up into the car to head home.
The impossible had become a reality, and these two dogs who were once facing a bleak future had found a loving and caring home. The couple was overjoyed to welcome their new family members, and Bella and Snowball were ecstatic to have a new home.
This video serves as a reminder to pay special attention to senior dogs when considering adoption. They may have the lowest chance of finding a forever home, but they still have a lot of love to give. We encourage you to watch the full video and share it with your friends and family.
Watching this touching story unfold is sure to warm your heart, and perhaps even inspire you to adopt a senior dog of your own. Share this video because love and compassion are contagious, and when we share them, they multiply.