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Sad Shelter Dog Whose Only Friend Was This Elephant Toy Learns That He And His Toy Are Getting New Home
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Sad Shelter Dog Whose Only Friend Was This Elephant Toy Learns That He And His Toy Are Getting New Home

Meet Smokey the rescue dog who won’t go anywhere without his elephant toy. His previous owners lost their home and couldn’t look after the pooch anymore. The 5-year-old doggie was surrendered into a Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center on Valentine’s Day, along with his favorite toy “so that he can take comfort” in it. Smokey loves his stuffed gray elephant with pink ears so much, there was a sign on his kennel saying that he and elephant must be adopted together.

The elephant was the only thing to make Smokey’s days at a shelter a bit brighter. Other than playing with the toy, it has been a few depressive weeks for Smokey who seemed to be extremely shy and stressed. Smokey was scheduled to be euthanized in March…

Then one day in came two volunteers from the nonprofit I Have A Dream Rescue Organization. They fell in love with Smokey immediately and committed to finding him a foster home.

Now that the dog knows he will have a new home, he can’t stop smiling. “He was sad and laying with his elephant until [volunteer] started to talk with him,” says Melissa Sutherland, I Have A Dream’s treasurer. “It is amazing what rescue does for dogs.”

More info: I Have A Dream | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Meet Smokey the rescue dog who won’t go anywhere without his elephant toy

His previous owners lost their home and couldn’t look after the canine anymore

There was a sign on his kennel saying that Smokey and elephant must be adopted together

The doggie was very depressed just lying in the shelter, but I Have A Dream Rescue noticed him

They committed to finding a foster home for Smokey and his elephant, and now he won’t stop smiling!

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Shari H
Community Member
5 years ago

How heartbreaking, to lose your home is a horrible feeling. To also have to give up your dog is...I don't even know the word for that level of heartbreak. I lost my home once and if I hadn't been fortunate enough to have family that let me and my dogs stay with them I don't think I could have survived the stress.

Lillian Chesak
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so sweet... I have a rescue doggie named Gronk who can't sleep unless he is spooning with some one.

Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

Starving for affection... a loving home will cure that, & his elephant friend will be there ,too!

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Shari H
Community Member
5 years ago

How heartbreaking, to lose your home is a horrible feeling. To also have to give up your dog is...I don't even know the word for that level of heartbreak. I lost my home once and if I hadn't been fortunate enough to have family that let me and my dogs stay with them I don't think I could have survived the stress.

Lillian Chesak
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so sweet... I have a rescue doggie named Gronk who can't sleep unless he is spooning with some one.

Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

Starving for affection... a loving home will cure that, & his elephant friend will be there ,too!

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