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Blind German Shepherd left all alone at shelter after every other dog’s adopted
After every other dog was adopted at an adoption event, Bryan was left by himself.
Rachel Shapiro
11.16.21

Sometimes, when a shelter has a huge influx of animals, they’ll host an event to try and get these animals adopted. One of the things they’ll often do is waive or reduce adoption fees. This can help attract new people to shelter, and it often results in many of a shelter’s animals being adopted out.

This is what happened at the Arizona Humane Society.

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The Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix had quite a successful adoption event.

For one weekend, they waived their adoption fees as a promotion to encourage more people to adopt. They were astounded when almost every animal found a forever home, reaching a total of 313 adoptions for the year.

However, the shelter was not completely empty. One dog was left all alone in his kennel—five-year-old Bryan, a friendly, partially blind German Shepherd.

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Because of his disability, workers at the shelter knew Bryan would have difficulty finding a family to take him home.

Though it had been a successful event for them, they were sad to see poor Bryan left behind with no new home for the holidays.

Bryan’s story ended being shared on the news channel Good Morning Arizona. And when one viewer saw Bryan on TV, she knew he was the dog for him.

Patti Mooers and her husband found Bryan and fell head over heels in love with him.

Without a doubt, the Mooers were worth waiting for. Not only do they love German Shepherds, but they also know how to care for dogs with disabilities.

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In fact, their previous German Shepherd also had an impairment and walked with a wheelchair after his hind legs became paralyzed.

Bryan was brought to the Arizona Humane Society after being left to starve in a backyard.

Thankfully, he is much healthier now and can finally enjoy living with the doting family he deserves. The Mooers told KPHO news that Bryan is adjusting wonderfully to his new home.

“He’s smelling everything,” Patti said. “He bumps into a few things but he seems real content.”

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Patti hopes that Bryan’s story will inspire others to adopt dogs with disabilities.

Bryan’s blindness doesn’t make him any less lovable, and it certainly hasn’t stopped him from being the friendly, gentle dog he is.

“Just go meet them and see if it’s a good fit. They have so much love to give and they deserve a good home.”

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We’re so glad Bryan is now in such a wonderful home where he’ll be able to have a great doggy life. We’re also thankful to the Arizona Humane Society for all the great work they do for animals in need. If you’d like to help them with their lifesaving work, consider donating to their organization.

Check out a video about Bryan below!

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Source: iheartdogs.com, ABC15 Arizona

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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