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Grateful dog smothers new owners with kisses after he saves her from shelter
She was so happy to be home.
Elijah Chan
12.03.21

Sometimes, we save a life and they save ours.

One fact that’s hard to swallow when it comes to adoption is that not all animals get to be placed in forever homes. For various reasons, some of these prospective pets are put down.

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Peanut was one of those dogs who was about to share that grim fate.

In a video posted by Viral Hog, a dog owner from Arizona shared how he and Peanut came to be. He adopted Peanut from a kill shelter and saved her life.


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Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog

“We adopted Peanut after she spent 12 days in a kill shelter. She was deathly afraid of everything when she got to her new home.” The owner said, as quoted by Viral Hog.

And while people think that he saved Peanut, they actually saved each other.

He explained in the post that he was undergoing a lot of things when Peanut came into their lives. He is disabled and has muscular dystrophy. His condition meant that his muscle mass is deteriorating.

This meant that he stayed home a lot. To make things worse, his dog of almost a decade passed away a few months earlier.

He’s deeply heartbroken and needed companionship.

He also shared that he’s not the only one going through the pain of loss. He has another dog who took the other dog’s passing hard.


Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog
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Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog

“My other old dog has been depressed since her passing. I thought getting a younger dog that would keep him and I company and would make a great addition to the family.” He further explained in the Facebook post.

This is when he decided to adopt Peanut.

Though he never shared how Peanut ended up in the shelter, he said in the post that things weren’t as easy for the young dog.


Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog
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Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog

“She was deathly afraid of everything when she got to her new home.” He said in the post.


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Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog

We can only imagine what Peanut had to go through that she became afraid of everything around her. But things changed bit by bit through her owner’s love and compassion.

Peanut became a sweet loving dog just like her owner.

“In the first two weeks, she quickly became the big baby in the house and loves dad!” he said in the Facebook post.

And loving dad is something she does best. In the video, she’s seen standing over her owner, giving him well-deserved kisses all over his face.


Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog
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Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog

She can’t even stop herself from showing her grateful affection and it stands as a testament to the kind of acceptance and care that she receives.

Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog
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Facebook Screenshot - Viral Hog

Hopefully, as this video continues to be shared, people will realize the importance of adoption and that animals in kill shelters deserve as much love as any other pet.

After all, they only give back the kind of love that’s given to them.

Watch how grateful this puppy is when she got rescued from the shelter.

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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