In April 2019, animal rescue group Wayside Waifs decided to hold a big adoption event to try and find homes for their animals.
The event took place over 19 hours at the group’s shelter in Kansas City, Missouri. The event was a huge success—in total, 203 dogs, cats, and guinea pigs found great forever homes.
When the event ended, there was just one dog left in the shelter: a pit bull terrier mix named Kenny.
Kenny was two years old, and he had been transferred to Wayside Waifs from a shelter in Louisiana. The dog was energetic and absolutely loved people. The shelter staff couldn’t understand why he was overlooked by everyone at the adoption event.
“Kenny is a fun, friendly and happy dog,” Casey Waugh, communications and annual giving manager at Wayside Waifs, told The Dodo. “He’s definitely a people dog! Yesterday a volunteer took him on a field trip. The volunteer described him as ‘a dream.’”
After all the other animals were adopted, Wayside Waifs put all their energy into finding Kenny a great forever home.
They posted a sweet profile of him on their Facebook page, where they discussed all his favorite things to do. They said he loved going to the park and playing on agility equipment. They also said that he enjoys cuddling up and relaxing on the couch.
“Lest you think I’m all about exercise and being on the go, I’m also an affectionate dog who loves attention from you. I like to get my belly rubbed and I like to curl up next to you and cuddle. I also enjoy playing with toys and I can entertain myself with them if you’re busy with other stuff. I’ll make a really wonderful companion for you!” Wayside Waifs wrote.
Wayside Waifs said that there were a few specific things Kenny needed. Since he’s a high-energy dog, they said he wouldn’t do well in a home with small children. They also said it would be best if he was the only dog in the house.
Wayside Waifs also posted a heart-wrenching photo of Kenny sitting all alone in the shelter. It was clear that the poor dog was lonely.
The photo and the profile of Kenny worked, and just a few days after the adoption event, Kenny found his forever home! Kenny’s new mom was so excited to meet him, and Wayside Waifs could tell that she and Kenny would be a good match.
“Wayside’s adoption counselors could tell his new mom put a lot of thought into this adoption prior to coming to Wayside. They still talked with her about his needs, such as how to provide mental and physical activity, that he needs to remain the only dog in the home, and other things that will make life with Kenny wonderful,” Wayside Waifs wrote.
After a tough few days, Kenny has found a great place to call home. We’re so glad Kenny has found such a wonderful mom!
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h/t: The Dodo