Meet Higgins, a senior German shepherd had spent almost his entire life behind kennel bars at the Humane Society of Preble County because nobody wants to adopt him. The shelter wasn’t ready to give up on him and the most important reason was Higgins never gave up on finding a forever home either. Higgins was taken to the shelter when he was a young puppy and was adopted immediately.
However, life in his first home wasn’t good and Higgins came back to the shelter Meet Higgins, a senior German shepherd had spent almost his entire life behind kennel bars at the Humane Society of Preble County because nobody wants to adopt him. The shelter wasn’t ready to give up on him and the most important reason was Higgins never gave up on finding a forever home either. Higgins was taken to the shelter when he was a young puppy and was adopted immediately.
However, life in his first home wasn’t good and Higgins came back to the shelter in 2012. “We heard he was nothing more than a dog chained up to a dog house,” Renner told The Dodo. “About a year later, someone walked in with a stray dog — and it was him.” Higgins always hoped that there would be a right person came and gave him a home, but again and again, nobody wanted him. After so long in the shelter, everyone assumed there was something wrong with Higgins.
“His face always had such a worried look on it that he was a little intimidating when he was in his kennel,” Renner said. “People just walked past him.” Thankfully, Higgins finally found his forever home after 2,381 days in the shelter. Brendon Reed, a 22-year-old guy fell in love with Higgins after seeing his photo online and hearing his story.
At that moment, Reed knew Higgins was the only dog for him. “He was just a beautiful dog,” Reed told The Dodo. “He just seemed so cute … I don’t know how he didn’t get adopted.” When Reed walked in the shelter and said “I’m here to take Higgins home”, Renner was shocked. After six and a half years, Higgins finally has a dad who loves him and makes him feel safe every day. Now, he can sleep on a soft couch, watch TV, run around his own backyard and roll in the grass.
This is how people reacted to this post:
Sarah McDaniel: “Higgins has now been re homed with my husband and I! He is the best dog we could ask for! Very well loved with us more than ever! Here’s some updated pics of this sweet boy!”
Gail Joyce: “Yay Higgins! So happy you found your furever home after wayyyyyy too many years in the shelter. Thank you to the young man who adopted him & to the shelter for not giving up on him!”
Sandy Dermody: “I am so VERY HAPPY, that Higgins has a wonderful new Dad in a Home with everything he deserves. He’s a Handsome boy….. Have a great life Higgins , You have earned it.”
Bonita Avolesi: “I whiz’s shelters with overlooked dogs would rehome these poor pups. Placed them in other cities and shelters. This pup is so lovely. Congratulations and thank you for adopting.”
Elizabeth Colgan: “Amazing so delighted for you all thank you lovely people for giving this boy his forever home handsome fellow don’t know how anyone could have overlooked him for so long x”
Margaret Ralph Hudgell: “Thank god it’s weird he’s such a beauty give him everything in bucket loads mainly loyalty and love TLC and safely i love older rescues I try to make up for the time they lost in love nice food walks even visit some bars with my two ones with large Terraceshes so lovely be happy all of you”
Estela Navarro: “Thanks a lot to Reed for giving Higgins a fun , loving home I hope there’s a lot of people like you … with a big heart What a wonderful story … I am glad Higgins found somebody like Reed …. Awesome My utmost admiration to Reed now Higgins life forever changed. A very happy future. …”
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