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This Pup Was Dressed Up In A Tuxedo To Greet His New Family, Who Decided Not To Show Up
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This Pup Was Dressed Up In A Tuxedo To Greet His New Family, Who Decided Not To Show Up

Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you want it to. That’s how it went for this adorable 3-month-old pupper named Vicente. This pup got all dressed up because his new owners were supposed to pick him up for adoption. He wore an adorable little tuxedo and was full of excitement to meet his new family.

Sadly, his new owners never showed up. The dressed-up pup was left devastated. “We rescued Vicente, his siblings, and his mom in Zipaquirá, a town near Bogotá. He’s 3 months old. We have an adoption process with a form and the guy who wanted to adopt him applied and passed all of our requirements. He even went to our shelter and picked Vicente out of his brothers and sisters. He supposedly would pick up Vicente for adoption on the 9th to take him home. So we did what we usually do for adoptions—we gave him a bath and prepared him for his adoption day (with the tiny smoking jacket as they need to be perfect for their special day), but the guy never arrived. He stood him up and then called to cancel the adoption,” said Diana, a volunteer at Rescátame to Bored Panda.

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This is Vicente. He got all dressed up in his tuxedo for his new family to pick him up from the shelter

Image credits: FundacionRescatameCO

The shelter that Vicente lived in is called Rescátame Foundation, which is dedicated to finding abandoned animals and getting them a home. The shelter shared Vicente’s story on their social media and it went viral. People sent love and care for the pup and many of them wanted to adopt him.

Image credits: FundacionRescatameCO

Sadly, his new owners never showed up and the pup was left without an owner once again

Image credits: FundacionRescatameCO

However, the shelter wanted to be sure that the pup would actually be adopted this time: “Vicente’s alleged adopter never came for him. When he was ready for a home, bañadito, he canceled his adoption. Then we are asked why we are so rigid with the process, for that reason! Because we don’t want to have the slightest doubt that our furry ones will be in excellent hands for the rest of their lives. If you want to adopt, remember that it is a commitment forever—animals are not things you can have when you feel like having a dog.”

After the shelter shared his story on Facebook, many people reacted and the post went viral

Image credits: FundacionRescatameCO

Because of all the attention the pup got, Vicente soon found a new, loving home

Image credits: FundacionRescatameCO

After a lot of searching, Vicente finally found a home and a new, loving family that actually wanted him. The shelter released an official statement saying that the pup is now adopted: “Thanks to all interested people—we never thought that your story would get that far. We want to tell you that Vicente has already been adopted by a beautiful family. We still have over 40 furry friends at the foundation waiting for a home. You can write to us via our intern, who will share their adoption forms with requirements.”

This is the pupper in his new home, cuddled up and happy

Image credits: FundacionRescatameCO

What do you think of Vicente’s story? Tell us in the comments!

Don’t forget to consider adoption if you ever want a new pet and donate to shelters if you can, as they can always use your help!

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Before the comments of this article turn into a hatefest. Maybe the previous candidate had reasons to cancel the adoption, and maybe his heart ached to do that. Anyway, glad the dog got a new home full of love. Turned out well in the end.

DforDorothy
Community Member
1 year ago

You are totally right, however, I believe that if the first family had notified the adoption centre, even if just later, that there has been an unfortunate twist of events, the centre wouldn't have presented this as "they didn't show up", cause they would have known they had a good reason. It's like being called in for an interview and never show. I never hired anyone and did not give a second chance if they didn't even bother to let me know at least later on that they had a good reason to do so. Best that the first family didn't adopt him, they would have just let down the dog.

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww, I'm glad this cutie got a loving home, he looks so happy about it 😍

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

It's ridiculous to claim this puppy was “heartbroken“ no one picked it up. This dog had no idea people were supposed to come.

Priscila Campos
Community Member
1 year ago

Martha,we are totally unaware of the power that dogs have. They are true 4-legged angels. Who guarantees that he didn't really know what was going on? I prefer to believe that YES he knew!

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 year ago

Why all these sad animal posts lately. I cry every time. Most of them I have to skip over really quick it weighs on my mind for weeks sometimes. I have 4 rescues and 3 that have passed away from old age I can't even imagine them suffering to abuse or neglect

Transat
Community Member
1 year ago

but this one has a happy end :-)

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Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes the internet shows it does have a nice side :)

Jennifer Cassada
Community Member
1 year ago

It's sad for person who thought they wanted to adopt a dog, but then decided against it. Maybe they had second thoughts or maybe they were trying to fill a hole left by another dog. I'd much rather a person not show up than get a dog and not treat it like it should be. I'm glad the pupper did get a home, after all.

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww! 🥰

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 year ago

I am so very happy that the original adopter acknowledged their own reasons for not adopting and at least advised the shelter. Albeit a little later that reasonable. It would have been so much worse if he had felt obligated to take possession of Vicente only to then be unable to care for him properly.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Of course, we are so happy for the pup, I am a senior, all my cats and dogs were rescued, I firmly believe, they know, you saved them, all of mine ,I have to say, they were awesome, have been told, I have a way with animals, no not really, it simply comes from my heart, the love, patience, understanding, you may, or may not know, what they have been through, just assume it wasn't good, I talk to my pets, as if they were toddlers, the more you talk, the more they learn, even my cats understand, they have a reasonable vocabulary, in understanding me, adopt, adopt, adopt !!!

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 year ago

The man who didn't follow through doesn't deserve to have any dog or cat or other animal, as far I'm concerned.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

What a shot to cancel his adoption! But it is actually good, as this person might have just left him somewhere if he became a burden or unwanted!

Felicity Lemon
Community Member
1 year ago

So sad. The dog is soo cute and got `abondend'

Mary Peace
Community Member
1 year ago

Abandoned? Well done to the shelter for caring for him AND finding a real new home for him. At least this story got them some publicity for the other dogs needing new home. Another 'happy ending'.

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Piet Zwanenburg
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a special place in hell for people who pull a shitty stunt like that.

Frankenfrog
Community Member
1 year ago

As sad as this is, little pupper doesn't really know he's been stood up, he's probably just happy to be pampered

eezycheezes101
Community Member
1 year ago

YES, YES HE DOES. Did you not see all the previous comments?

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Landon Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Im glad the little pupper has a home now

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a sucker for happy endings... and roller coasters of emotions

Billy the kid
Community Member
1 year ago

There were plenty of people willing to adopt the puppy so if the new person did not turn up the puppy would of found a new family straight away. its just sad that the puppy was in a tux waiting.

Martyn Becker
Community Member
1 year ago

beautiful story with a happy ending! to the people complaining -this is a well written story, its creative writing and it gives emotion to the story and humanizes the dogs story regardless that the puppy didnt know or the guy had reasons etc, its about a dog that got adopted, about 2nd chances, apriciate it for what it is and for the moral and ending of the story

lammemineshaft
Community Member
1 year ago

Martyn Becker love

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

I wasn't going to look at this, because it made me sad. Glad I did & happy he got a new home.

Ella Blackwood
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, he is the sweetest, most adorable little pupper! How sad that he was rejected by his first adoptive family. I am so glad that he was finally placed with a loving family in a forever home. I hope Vicente has a long, happy life with people who adore him and take good care of him. That soulful little face just breaks my heart.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 year ago

That pup was so adorable in the smoking jacket and I barely could hold back the tears. I love animals and it broke my heart so bad. I can tell you that I'm so happy that he found a Good Home. Adoption and a rigid process sounds like the way to really find a permanent home for the most part. Maybe a fee of some sort and then upon actually finding the home, giving it back to the new owner in food and other little treats and then maybe too a portion of the adoption fee. Wouldn't that be a Win Win for everyone. But the Best Win would be the pup with a home full of REAL love for him or her. Just don't put an article like this with a sad story or we will have a flood like in Noah's day.

Lisa Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I love his little tux. i want one for my dog!

notyourgirl=w
Community Member
1 year ago

cOoL aNd cUtE O~O

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm so glad he got a home!!! I hope they treat him well

Junior Cucumber
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I could have him!

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 year ago

How sad! ;-;

Natasha Arceo
Community Member
1 year ago

aaawww poor doggo HE"S SOO CUTE

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! That was a close one. They could have at least phoned.

Russell Ellwardt
Community Member
1 year ago

Better cancel the adoption last minute, than taking the animal in and then finding out that you don't want it and dump it or whatever. The dog was not harmed in any way. It did not even know or understand. So why the drama. Besides, I'll never understand why people think it cute to force animals into human clothes...

eezycheezes101
Community Member
1 year ago

BOI, did U NOT SEE ALL THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS?!

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Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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1 year ago

poor pup

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
1 year ago

Dog probably had no clue. Maybe didn't even want that tux thing on in the first place. The story should be, "Humans make up narrative around an animal." That aside, I'm so happy someone will take care of the little pupper.

Christine Zanfino
Community Member
1 year ago

A thank you to K. Witmer for sharing. Just like you, I have to scroll quickly past the sad animal stories too. Yes, they weigh on me just like you. Criticize me if you want for having a heart for animals. I know it's unrealistic, but I wish people who abuse animals would have the same thing done to them. There is NEVER an excuse for this. But I do love the stories with happy endings that shows there are still more good people in this world than not

Miles Remmel
Community Member
1 year ago

I cried inside whe i saw the thumbnail...

Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm glad love was not lost. Dogs know more than SOME people know they can sense things - And SOME people don't have any sense at all! Sorry Bored Panda I'm guessing-5.

Znaya
Community Member
1 year ago

Who could resist such a cute face along with that outfit! He finally got where he really belonged after all he went through. He will never have to worry about love with his forever family, you can tell just by looking at the pictures.

Susanne Marie Ward
Community Member
1 year ago

So very sad

mrrsearch
Community Member
1 year ago

Susanne Marie Ward love

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C. Mayo
Community Member
1 year ago

What an adorable puppy! And great job by the shelter for making the adoption more of an event by putting the puppy in the cute outfit! Pity the first family didn't work out, but that little sweetheart wasn't going to be single long in any case.

Dark Pigeon
Community Member
1 year ago

Something like that happend to our pupper Berne. When I went to see the 'boerenfox' puppies after my beloved Anna died, I went for Berne's sister Saartje. We knew then that Berne was reserved for the 4th time! With nobody ever showing up after. We went home witn Saartje, bought her all the puppy stuff and introduced her to our 2 other dogs Dribbel and Tjeero, 2 Frisian stabby dogs. We got a call 2 days later, Berne was still there and missing her sisters and brothers. The breeder knew we liked Berne, and asked if we wanted to adopt her, and we did. I don't get it. She is such a loving dog, she absolutely NEEDS cuddles every time you get back in the room. She is smart, beautifull, and loves to get into trouble with her sister. I just don't understand why you reserve a dog, and never come back. ...

timjeffsart
Community Member
1 year ago

Dark Pigeon no

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Ronnie Obi
Community Member
1 year ago

The only sad thing about this story is a puppy is being taken away from its mum and siblings - the rest is Antropomorphism at is stupid best .

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 year ago

Who could not love that precious face♥️

Marci Rommal
Community Member
1 year ago

Vicente is such a cute pupper! I hope I find one that adorable when I go to get a canine friend.

Emma Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Priscilla Campos I think you are right about the dogs having power .The power they have is the cuteness and guarding the houses.

Emma Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I could have adopted him my 2 dogs would have loved him.

Emma Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

I had sad tears in my eyes when I was reading Vicente’s story but when he got adopted I got happy tears

Marci Rommal
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually burst into tears when I read that his adopter never showed. I am so happy that Vicente has found his furever home. He sure is a cutie!!

23AClark
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm so happy that it ended beautifully.

carla phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the ending of this story. Glad to know up front that the previous owner didn't get the pup. Someone that claims to do something and doesn't do it is not dependable and doesn't need a pup. So glad the pup found a loving home

Chris Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh please! The pup dressed up was cute. End of story. People are sad over this drama tale? How shallow that you can boohoo over an animal, yet ignore abandoned children in foster care. THAT is heartbreaking.

A Random Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Not enough money, don't want to become a parent, not ready, nervous, don't have a safe home, way too many reasons.

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Aski Markup
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1 year ago

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That's one scary looking kid 😱

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Before the comments of this article turn into a hatefest. Maybe the previous candidate had reasons to cancel the adoption, and maybe his heart ached to do that. Anyway, glad the dog got a new home full of love. Turned out well in the end.

DforDorothy
Community Member
1 year ago

You are totally right, however, I believe that if the first family had notified the adoption centre, even if just later, that there has been an unfortunate twist of events, the centre wouldn't have presented this as "they didn't show up", cause they would have known they had a good reason. It's like being called in for an interview and never show. I never hired anyone and did not give a second chance if they didn't even bother to let me know at least later on that they had a good reason to do so. Best that the first family didn't adopt him, they would have just let down the dog.

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww, I'm glad this cutie got a loving home, he looks so happy about it 😍

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

It's ridiculous to claim this puppy was “heartbroken“ no one picked it up. This dog had no idea people were supposed to come.

Priscila Campos
Community Member
1 year ago

Martha,we are totally unaware of the power that dogs have. They are true 4-legged angels. Who guarantees that he didn't really know what was going on? I prefer to believe that YES he knew!

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 year ago

Why all these sad animal posts lately. I cry every time. Most of them I have to skip over really quick it weighs on my mind for weeks sometimes. I have 4 rescues and 3 that have passed away from old age I can't even imagine them suffering to abuse or neglect

Transat
Community Member
1 year ago

but this one has a happy end :-)

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Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes the internet shows it does have a nice side :)

Jennifer Cassada
Community Member
1 year ago

It's sad for person who thought they wanted to adopt a dog, but then decided against it. Maybe they had second thoughts or maybe they were trying to fill a hole left by another dog. I'd much rather a person not show up than get a dog and not treat it like it should be. I'm glad the pupper did get a home, after all.

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww! 🥰

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 year ago

I am so very happy that the original adopter acknowledged their own reasons for not adopting and at least advised the shelter. Albeit a little later that reasonable. It would have been so much worse if he had felt obligated to take possession of Vicente only to then be unable to care for him properly.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Of course, we are so happy for the pup, I am a senior, all my cats and dogs were rescued, I firmly believe, they know, you saved them, all of mine ,I have to say, they were awesome, have been told, I have a way with animals, no not really, it simply comes from my heart, the love, patience, understanding, you may, or may not know, what they have been through, just assume it wasn't good, I talk to my pets, as if they were toddlers, the more you talk, the more they learn, even my cats understand, they have a reasonable vocabulary, in understanding me, adopt, adopt, adopt !!!

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 year ago

The man who didn't follow through doesn't deserve to have any dog or cat or other animal, as far I'm concerned.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

What a shot to cancel his adoption! But it is actually good, as this person might have just left him somewhere if he became a burden or unwanted!

Felicity Lemon
Community Member
1 year ago

So sad. The dog is soo cute and got `abondend'

Mary Peace
Community Member
1 year ago

Abandoned? Well done to the shelter for caring for him AND finding a real new home for him. At least this story got them some publicity for the other dogs needing new home. Another 'happy ending'.

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Piet Zwanenburg
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a special place in hell for people who pull a shitty stunt like that.

Frankenfrog
Community Member
1 year ago

As sad as this is, little pupper doesn't really know he's been stood up, he's probably just happy to be pampered

eezycheezes101
Community Member
1 year ago

YES, YES HE DOES. Did you not see all the previous comments?

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Landon Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Im glad the little pupper has a home now

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a sucker for happy endings... and roller coasters of emotions

Billy the kid
Community Member
1 year ago

There were plenty of people willing to adopt the puppy so if the new person did not turn up the puppy would of found a new family straight away. its just sad that the puppy was in a tux waiting.

Martyn Becker
Community Member
1 year ago

beautiful story with a happy ending! to the people complaining -this is a well written story, its creative writing and it gives emotion to the story and humanizes the dogs story regardless that the puppy didnt know or the guy had reasons etc, its about a dog that got adopted, about 2nd chances, apriciate it for what it is and for the moral and ending of the story

lammemineshaft
Community Member
1 year ago

Martyn Becker love

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

I wasn't going to look at this, because it made me sad. Glad I did & happy he got a new home.

Ella Blackwood
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, he is the sweetest, most adorable little pupper! How sad that he was rejected by his first adoptive family. I am so glad that he was finally placed with a loving family in a forever home. I hope Vicente has a long, happy life with people who adore him and take good care of him. That soulful little face just breaks my heart.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 year ago

That pup was so adorable in the smoking jacket and I barely could hold back the tears. I love animals and it broke my heart so bad. I can tell you that I'm so happy that he found a Good Home. Adoption and a rigid process sounds like the way to really find a permanent home for the most part. Maybe a fee of some sort and then upon actually finding the home, giving it back to the new owner in food and other little treats and then maybe too a portion of the adoption fee. Wouldn't that be a Win Win for everyone. But the Best Win would be the pup with a home full of REAL love for him or her. Just don't put an article like this with a sad story or we will have a flood like in Noah's day.

Lisa Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I love his little tux. i want one for my dog!

notyourgirl=w
Community Member
1 year ago

cOoL aNd cUtE O~O

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm so glad he got a home!!! I hope they treat him well

Junior Cucumber
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I could have him!

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 year ago

How sad! ;-;

Natasha Arceo
Community Member
1 year ago

aaawww poor doggo HE"S SOO CUTE

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! That was a close one. They could have at least phoned.

Russell Ellwardt
Community Member
1 year ago

Better cancel the adoption last minute, than taking the animal in and then finding out that you don't want it and dump it or whatever. The dog was not harmed in any way. It did not even know or understand. So why the drama. Besides, I'll never understand why people think it cute to force animals into human clothes...

eezycheezes101
Community Member
1 year ago

BOI, did U NOT SEE ALL THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS?!

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Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
1 year ago

poor pup

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
1 year ago

Dog probably had no clue. Maybe didn't even want that tux thing on in the first place. The story should be, "Humans make up narrative around an animal." That aside, I'm so happy someone will take care of the little pupper.

Christine Zanfino
Community Member
1 year ago

A thank you to K. Witmer for sharing. Just like you, I have to scroll quickly past the sad animal stories too. Yes, they weigh on me just like you. Criticize me if you want for having a heart for animals. I know it's unrealistic, but I wish people who abuse animals would have the same thing done to them. There is NEVER an excuse for this. But I do love the stories with happy endings that shows there are still more good people in this world than not

Miles Remmel
Community Member
1 year ago

I cried inside whe i saw the thumbnail...

Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm glad love was not lost. Dogs know more than SOME people know they can sense things - And SOME people don't have any sense at all! Sorry Bored Panda I'm guessing-5.

Znaya
Community Member
1 year ago

Who could resist such a cute face along with that outfit! He finally got where he really belonged after all he went through. He will never have to worry about love with his forever family, you can tell just by looking at the pictures.

Susanne Marie Ward
Community Member
1 year ago

So very sad

mrrsearch
Community Member
1 year ago

Susanne Marie Ward love

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C. Mayo
Community Member
1 year ago

What an adorable puppy! And great job by the shelter for making the adoption more of an event by putting the puppy in the cute outfit! Pity the first family didn't work out, but that little sweetheart wasn't going to be single long in any case.

Dark Pigeon
Community Member
1 year ago

Something like that happend to our pupper Berne. When I went to see the 'boerenfox' puppies after my beloved Anna died, I went for Berne's sister Saartje. We knew then that Berne was reserved for the 4th time! With nobody ever showing up after. We went home witn Saartje, bought her all the puppy stuff and introduced her to our 2 other dogs Dribbel and Tjeero, 2 Frisian stabby dogs. We got a call 2 days later, Berne was still there and missing her sisters and brothers. The breeder knew we liked Berne, and asked if we wanted to adopt her, and we did. I don't get it. She is such a loving dog, she absolutely NEEDS cuddles every time you get back in the room. She is smart, beautifull, and loves to get into trouble with her sister. I just don't understand why you reserve a dog, and never come back. ...

timjeffsart
Community Member
1 year ago

Dark Pigeon no

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Ronnie Obi
Community Member
1 year ago

The only sad thing about this story is a puppy is being taken away from its mum and siblings - the rest is Antropomorphism at is stupid best .

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 year ago

Who could not love that precious face♥️

Marci Rommal
Community Member
1 year ago

Vicente is such a cute pupper! I hope I find one that adorable when I go to get a canine friend.

Emma Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Priscilla Campos I think you are right about the dogs having power .The power they have is the cuteness and guarding the houses.

Emma Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I could have adopted him my 2 dogs would have loved him.

Emma Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

I had sad tears in my eyes when I was reading Vicente’s story but when he got adopted I got happy tears

Marci Rommal
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually burst into tears when I read that his adopter never showed. I am so happy that Vicente has found his furever home. He sure is a cutie!!

23AClark
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm so happy that it ended beautifully.

carla phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the ending of this story. Glad to know up front that the previous owner didn't get the pup. Someone that claims to do something and doesn't do it is not dependable and doesn't need a pup. So glad the pup found a loving home

Chris Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh please! The pup dressed up was cute. End of story. People are sad over this drama tale? How shallow that you can boohoo over an animal, yet ignore abandoned children in foster care. THAT is heartbreaking.

A Random Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Not enough money, don't want to become a parent, not ready, nervous, don't have a safe home, way too many reasons.

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Aski Markup
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1 year ago

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That's one scary looking kid 😱

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