“They have been amazing,” Bader said. “Wall-E gets along great with the family, loves dog parks and cuddling.”
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Wall-E was living the good life when he was adopted as a young dog from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in 2015.
The Lab-mix was treated to toys, treats, and a warm bed. But all that changed in September.
Wall-E’s owner took all of his toys and other possessions up and put them in a plastic bag.
His owner was in tears when he left Wall-E at the shelter.
ADOPTED 11/25/18❤️WALL-E❤️He is the sweetest lab mix ! Good on leash 5-6 years oldPotty trained So well behaved Good with kids Scared in play group ( must have dog intro ) Wall-e was dropped off by his owner. They said they had no time for him. They brought his bed and all his toys with him and dropped them all off with him. Unfortunately none of his stuff is with him now and he’s been at the shelter for months. This poor guy does not deserve this 💔💔💔#A3664523Maricopa county animal care and control2500 S 27th Ave Phoenix,Am 85009
Posted by MCACC West Adoptable Dogs on Friday, November 23, 2018
“He was surrendered by his family because they did not have enough time for him,” Jordan Bader, who runs a Facebook page for the adoptable dogs of MCACC, told The Dodo.
“He was very scared. In his kennel, he would bark and bark.”
This left Wall-E even more unnerved when he was already upset and confused as to why he had been dumped at the shelter.
Wall-E seemed to lose his trust a little after being abandoned and was a little defensive with his new handlers.
“Because of his kennel presence and evaluations he was passed up by many people,” Bader said. “[But] with volunteers he was very sweet and playful and loved doing zoomies.”
Wall-E was stuck in that crowded shelter for two whole months. When Bader caught wind of Wall-E’s situation he decided to share the dog’s story on social media to see if it would help him find a home.
“About six volunteers and I run the [Facebook] page and network for the shelter dogs,” Bader explained. “We knew this picture would be heartbreaking and would get a lot of attention, but we had no idea it would blow up like it did. We had so many people interested in him.”
When Lynn Lee saw Wall-E’s picture and read about his story, she knew she had to meet them. So she and her other dog headed down to the shelter.
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