Sad Dog Is Led Out Of Kennel, Then He Sees Where He’s Going

Sad Dog Is Led Out Of Kennel, Then He Sees Where He’s Going

Animal Intuition

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People don’t give animals enough credit. Furthermore, we don’t take note of how deeply we can affect them. Maverick was so affected by his owners’ choice. People could see immediately that he just was not the dog he once was. He was completely and utterly depressed. He avoided eye contact at all costs. He had lost the spring in his step. But he had no idea how things would change one day when he was led out of his kennel.

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The Dog Who Had It All

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Maverick was a happy dog. He came from a good home and lived a full life. However, he was getting on in years. But this didn't bother the dog. He had a pep in his step and a happy home to match it! However, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. In one action, everything he knew would be stripped away. And in one walk, things would be changed dramatically once more.

Age Isn’t Only A Number

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As Maverick began to age, his owners noticed how he changed. He was no longer the bounding puppy they had fallen in love with. Furthermore, they knew full well that older dogs come with complications. This made them begin to question their dog. They were unsure about whether or not they were prepared to deal with an elderly Alsatian. Then one day, something happened that made them make their decision.

The Life-Changing Deciding Factor

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Age was catching up to Maverick. One day, his owners started looking into caring for older dogs. The things they came across left them overwhelmed. They found things like incontinence and cancer were common in older German Shepherds. Cancer was a specifically touchy topic. The treatment of this could cost them an arm and a leg. So, they made a difficult decision. One that would affect Maverick’s life badly.

Maverick Is Homeless

Maverick was a happy dog. But one day that suddenly all changed. For some reason or another, his owners had decided to give him up. Out of nowhere, Maverick’s whole world was turned upside down. The happy home he had come to know was exchanged for a kennel. It was all quite a lot for one dog to process. In the first few days, he took it well. But when separation anxiety began to kick in, things took a turn for the worse.

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The Kindness Of Others

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Luckily, the staff at the kennels noticed Maverick's behavior shift. When they saw it, they began to make an effort with Maverick. Head scratches and kindness were plentiful. But still, the pup battled. He couldn't quite comprehend his situation. All at once, his whole life had changed. And even though the staff was kind, they weren't his humans. But then, one day he was led to a situation that would change this forever.

Depression Sets In

Maverick did not handle the separation well at all. It wasn't long until the kennel managers started to notice a change in him. When the dog finally realized his situation, his entire demeanor changed. It appeared as though depression had settled in. Maverick was not the same as he was before. But he had no idea that this was just a fleeting home. But when he did see where he was being taken, his character changed dramatically again.

The Staff Step Up

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When the staff saw Maverick's demeanor change even more, they knew drastic measures were needed. This pup was craving a forever home. So, the staff rallied behind him. Post after post was shared to their social media pages. They urged the public to adopt a loveable, but older dog. But the response they got wasn't as much as they had hoped. That was until one day when a couple surprised the team. The couple that led Maverick into the unknown.

Fleeting Success

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Though the team meant well, their response wasn’t as hoped. They began to question if people would actually adopt Maverick. You see, elderly dogs often struggle to be adopted. People love the cuteness of a puppy. Not the potential problems that come with an older dog. But still, the team persevered. And then one day, Mavericks luck changed. But when the team saw where the couple led him, they were left astounded.

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Maverick Is Led Away

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One day, Maverick was led out of is temporary shelter home. As he walked into the open, his head hung dangerously low. He looked almost as though he thought he had done something wrong. Avoiding eye contact, Maverick submissively was led to a woman. When she began to lead him away from the shelter, his demeanor changed. Until he saw where they were headed. Then, the dog began to act completely out of character.

The Questionable Road

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When Maverick saw the new people, he continued to look down. They fastened a new lead to him and began to lead him away. But then, one of the women began to give him attention. The attention he had so desperately craved. She began to scratch his head from time to time and offer words of encouragement. As they reached the parking lot, Maverick was lifted into the truck. At this point, the pooch knew where he was headed. He was off to his forever home!

The Heart Warming Smile

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As Maverick made his way to the car with his new owners, one could see a change. The more scratches he received, the peppier his step became. Suddenly, when he was raised into the truck, everything changed. He lay down contentedly. The great big dog even cracked a smile! Maverick knew this was his forever home. And the love he was receiving showed immediately on his face. But his story was not only a success for him.

Maverick Made Things Happen

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Maverick gained a wide following. Eventually, when his release video was shared, it amassed over two-hundred-thousand views! The team at Carson Shelter really put in a lot of effort into his story. But thanks to their social media efforts, he managed to find his happily ever after. This sparked a huge shift in the way the team viewed social media. They began recording more animal adoption videos. But it also sparked something bigger.

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A Happy Home For Everyone

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Thanks to the following Maverick gained, the shelter began to experience more interest. People saw how incredible his release was. This helped the public gain perspective on what a difference they could make to one dog’s life. So, adoptions began to pop up more and more. Many pups are getting the love and attention they’ve been after. And it was all thanks to one dog and an incredible team of staff members.

The Happily Ever After He Deserved

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Maverick’s story remains enigmatic. Nobody knows much about the pup other than he was rescued by an amazing couple. But thanks to the awareness he brought, more pups can expect to enjoy forever homes. He arrived as a disinterested, defeated dog. But as he left to start his new path, one could see a change. Maverick has inspired many adoptions. And it was all thanks to the kindness of the shelter staff!

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