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Abandoned Dog Excited To Meet Her Family In A Shelter, But They’re There To Adopt Another Dog Instead
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Abandoned Dog Excited To Meet Her Family In A Shelter, But They’re There To Adopt Another Dog Instead

Meet Zuzu, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who had to experience what it’s like to be abandoned. Zuzu had been living with a family that also kept her father but after his death she became depressed and unhappy. One time she jumped over the fence and went into her neighbor’s yard. They weren’t pleased about this uninvited guest and called animal control which took Zuzu to the Downey Animal Care Center in California.

“She is a friendly girl but I sensed sadness and confusion,” Desi Lara, a volunteer at the shelter told The Dodo. “Most dogs zoom around the yard. She treaded softly, nervous to look around.”

However, during one adoption weekend, Zuzu had completely changed. She was running around the shelter’s yard and wagging her tail like crazy – Zuzu was saying ‘Hi’ to her old family. Unfortunately, they were there to adopt a new dog instead of Zuzu. She wasn’t happy enough for them anymore and their solution was to simply replace her.

Because of this, a rescue organization will come to get Zuzu and find her an “exceptional” family. She will be leaving the shelter shortly and, hopefully, ends up in a home that appreciates this dog’s kindness and understands that the depression after her father had passed away was a natural phase she had to go through.

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo, buzzfeed)

Zuzu jumped over the home fence and one angry neighbor called animal control

They took the doggie to a shelter where she was depressed

Eventually, her family came to the shelter, but not for her, they were going to adopt another dog

This is how the internet reacted:

Now, a rescue organization is working to find her an exceptional home

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
5 years ago

THESE HEARTLESS PEOPLE AND THEIR " OMG I HATE THAT DOG LETS GET ANOTHER" I WILL ADOPT THAT DOG MYSELF IF I HAVE TOO....

Mary Berard
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5 years ago

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Jeff and others please. The people were there to choose a different pup they chose her. It's a win. :-)

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arianne
Community Member
5 years ago

okay simply put,those people shouldn't be allowed to be any near/or even adopt ANY kind of dogs! i will be more than happy to adopt her myself!

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

WTF?!?!?!?! Please tell us, that these c*nts did not get a dog from that shelter. >.<

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

I normally frown at language like this... but not today. They deserve being called that and worse... Horrible people!!

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Aurelia Grey
Community Member
5 years ago

Mercy Me, the only pet this family is capable of taking are of is a rock. If their replacement dog gets sick, will they dump him//her? If it sheds too much? Barks more than once a month? Pants too hard in the summertime?

Emre ÇINAR
Community Member
5 years ago

BoredPanda made me cry this time :,( I can't believe how one can meet and feel nothing for their lost dog. They wouldn't be allowed to adopt any kind of animal from any shelter in the world...

The Alchemist
Community Member
5 years ago

My heart. It hurts.

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
5 years ago

Just a thought : If the family had a family member who was depressed, they would have sought medical or other forms of help for the afflicted person. All animals have feelings just like humans - dogs especially, that is why humans bond so well with them.

Koko Sempai
Community Member
5 years ago

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?

Sasy
Community Member
5 years ago

"However, during one adoption weekend, Zuzu had completely changed. She was running around the shelter’s yard and wagging her tail like crazy – Zuzu was saying ‘Hi’ to her old family. Unfortunately, they were there to adopt a new dog instead of Zuzu. She wasn’t happy enough for them anymore and their solution was to simply replace her" it was very clear she was being replaced and they did not have enough tact to even go somewhere else to do so. However, it was not them that discarded her, it was a neighbour reporting the dog, and having it removed that caused the situation, but the family if they still wanted a dog, and did care for her, could have petitioned it, somehow asking for the neighbour to consider changing its mind, unless it was an ongoing issue, not very clear in the article.

Sophie G
Community Member
5 years ago

yups

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| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
5 years ago

THOSE BLOODY BASTARDS! She's a damn dog, you can't expect her to be a freakin' graceful princess! And she misbehaves once and suddenly she has to go to an animal shelter! WHAT!?!?!?!?!!?!??!??!! Those people don't even deserve another dog.

Âm Bên Em
Community Member
5 years ago

i cried how she is treated.

Madison Brown
Community Member
5 years ago

Where is the dog. I will adopt it <3

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

WTF!!!! I love German shepherd! My first dog was the one. They are very smart, easy to train, very loyal to the family. What they did to her is unacceptable. I would have banned them for life. Since they are not allow her to mourn, and it's on the news. People would go there and adopt her asap. Don't worry Zuzu, you will have a better home soon.

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Updated on FB: the family did NOT adopt another dog. Zuzu will be picked up this Friday by a local rescue. Here is an update on Zuzu, the two year old Shepherd mix who was brought to the Downey Shelter. According to some reports circulating on the internet Zuzu is depressed because her father with whom she lived, died and she was mourning his loss. We would like to report the happy ending that a rescue has agreed to take Zuzu and she will be leaving Downey on Friday, which is the first day that she is legally allowed to be adopted. Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park will be taking Zuzu.

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TheDVIJOK
Community Member
5 years ago

вот пидары гнойные!

ampeg
Community Member
5 years ago

Utterly disgraceful, these people should never be allowed to own another animal again!!!!!!!

Bubble Popcorn
Community Member
5 years ago

That's just MEAN. They put their dog in the pound and get ANOTHER dog from the pound? Imagine how heartbroken the dog would be.

Pam Alimagno
Community Member
5 years ago

Shame on them.

Berna
Community Member
5 years ago

These people should not be allowed to have any animal. That lovely dog deserves decent loving people. They are ar...oles...

Scribbles
Community Member
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLix0Wiccs Here's the video of Zuzu meeting her family, of course, it's heartbreaking, but it's something I think you should be able to see.

spirit wolf
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG? WHAT? HOW HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PEOPLE ARE.

Julianne Nicola Zipagang
Community Member
5 years ago

KILL THEM!!!!

Lorraine
Community Member
5 years ago

Lie down, try not to cry, cry a lot T_T.

Twistedmisfit
Community Member
5 years ago

Seriously though, what this address. I'm coming for you fúckers

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor sweet Zulu I hope with all my heart you find the most loving and caring family who will never ever give you up. All the best my sweet.

Lala_nene
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish i could beat this family up hardly.

Lala_nene
Community Member
5 years ago

I got a wrong spelling. I wish i could beat this family up so hard. My English is very poor.

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katarina
Community Member
5 years ago

WHOS KID!!!!!!

Ashlyn Taylor
Community Member
5 years ago

Those MotherFers ugh they make me sick she was so happy she thought she was going home again ugh

sunnyrei82
Community Member
5 years ago

dammit! this one actually made me cry =(

kurtfahrrad
Community Member
5 years ago

:-(

J Clark
Community Member
5 years ago

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Maybe the dog was a dick. Just sayin.

Mary Berard
Community Member
5 years ago

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People you are not reading this right, her owners were there to adopt a different dog, they chose her....they adopted her this was a win :-)

Darren Wooding
Community Member
5 years ago

You didn't read the article correctly. They didn't take her back. They wanted another dog instead. Any Shelter/pound that would give these people another animal should be Re-staffed. Obviously the employees there can't recognize animal abusers. Who knows that kind of treatment this poor thing got while it was in that home. Maybe that is why chose to flee the house/hard and go to the neighbor's yard to begin with.

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
5 years ago

THESE HEARTLESS PEOPLE AND THEIR " OMG I HATE THAT DOG LETS GET ANOTHER" I WILL ADOPT THAT DOG MYSELF IF I HAVE TOO....

Mary Berard
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Jeff and others please. The people were there to choose a different pup they chose her. It's a win. :-)

Load More Replies...
arianne
Community Member
5 years ago

okay simply put,those people shouldn't be allowed to be any near/or even adopt ANY kind of dogs! i will be more than happy to adopt her myself!

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

WTF?!?!?!?! Please tell us, that these c*nts did not get a dog from that shelter. >.<

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

I normally frown at language like this... but not today. They deserve being called that and worse... Horrible people!!

Load More Replies...
Aurelia Grey
Community Member
5 years ago

Mercy Me, the only pet this family is capable of taking are of is a rock. If their replacement dog gets sick, will they dump him//her? If it sheds too much? Barks more than once a month? Pants too hard in the summertime?

Emre ÇINAR
Community Member
5 years ago

BoredPanda made me cry this time :,( I can't believe how one can meet and feel nothing for their lost dog. They wouldn't be allowed to adopt any kind of animal from any shelter in the world...

The Alchemist
Community Member
5 years ago

My heart. It hurts.

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
5 years ago

Just a thought : If the family had a family member who was depressed, they would have sought medical or other forms of help for the afflicted person. All animals have feelings just like humans - dogs especially, that is why humans bond so well with them.

Koko Sempai
Community Member
5 years ago

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?

Sasy
Community Member
5 years ago

"However, during one adoption weekend, Zuzu had completely changed. She was running around the shelter’s yard and wagging her tail like crazy – Zuzu was saying ‘Hi’ to her old family. Unfortunately, they were there to adopt a new dog instead of Zuzu. She wasn’t happy enough for them anymore and their solution was to simply replace her" it was very clear she was being replaced and they did not have enough tact to even go somewhere else to do so. However, it was not them that discarded her, it was a neighbour reporting the dog, and having it removed that caused the situation, but the family if they still wanted a dog, and did care for her, could have petitioned it, somehow asking for the neighbour to consider changing its mind, unless it was an ongoing issue, not very clear in the article.

Sophie G
Community Member
5 years ago

yups

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| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
5 years ago

THOSE BLOODY BASTARDS! She's a damn dog, you can't expect her to be a freakin' graceful princess! And she misbehaves once and suddenly she has to go to an animal shelter! WHAT!?!?!?!?!!?!??!??!! Those people don't even deserve another dog.

Âm Bên Em
Community Member
5 years ago

i cried how she is treated.

Madison Brown
Community Member
5 years ago

Where is the dog. I will adopt it <3

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

WTF!!!! I love German shepherd! My first dog was the one. They are very smart, easy to train, very loyal to the family. What they did to her is unacceptable. I would have banned them for life. Since they are not allow her to mourn, and it's on the news. People would go there and adopt her asap. Don't worry Zuzu, you will have a better home soon.

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Updated on FB: the family did NOT adopt another dog. Zuzu will be picked up this Friday by a local rescue. Here is an update on Zuzu, the two year old Shepherd mix who was brought to the Downey Shelter. According to some reports circulating on the internet Zuzu is depressed because her father with whom she lived, died and she was mourning his loss. We would like to report the happy ending that a rescue has agreed to take Zuzu and she will be leaving Downey on Friday, which is the first day that she is legally allowed to be adopted. Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park will be taking Zuzu.

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TheDVIJOK
Community Member
5 years ago

вот пидары гнойные!

ampeg
Community Member
5 years ago

Utterly disgraceful, these people should never be allowed to own another animal again!!!!!!!

Bubble Popcorn
Community Member
5 years ago

That's just MEAN. They put their dog in the pound and get ANOTHER dog from the pound? Imagine how heartbroken the dog would be.

Pam Alimagno
Community Member
5 years ago

Shame on them.

Berna
Community Member
5 years ago

These people should not be allowed to have any animal. That lovely dog deserves decent loving people. They are ar...oles...

Scribbles
Community Member
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLix0Wiccs Here's the video of Zuzu meeting her family, of course, it's heartbreaking, but it's something I think you should be able to see.

spirit wolf
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG? WHAT? HOW HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PEOPLE ARE.

Julianne Nicola Zipagang
Community Member
5 years ago

KILL THEM!!!!

Lorraine
Community Member
5 years ago

Lie down, try not to cry, cry a lot T_T.

Twistedmisfit
Community Member
5 years ago

Seriously though, what this address. I'm coming for you fúckers

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor sweet Zulu I hope with all my heart you find the most loving and caring family who will never ever give you up. All the best my sweet.

Lala_nene
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish i could beat this family up hardly.

Lala_nene
Community Member
5 years ago

I got a wrong spelling. I wish i could beat this family up so hard. My English is very poor.

Load More Replies...
katarina
Community Member
5 years ago

WHOS KID!!!!!!

Ashlyn Taylor
Community Member
5 years ago

Those MotherFers ugh they make me sick she was so happy she thought she was going home again ugh

sunnyrei82
Community Member
5 years ago

dammit! this one actually made me cry =(

kurtfahrrad
Community Member
5 years ago

:-(

J Clark
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Maybe the dog was a dick. Just sayin.

Mary Berard
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

People you are not reading this right, her owners were there to adopt a different dog, they chose her....they adopted her this was a win :-)

Darren Wooding
Community Member
5 years ago

You didn't read the article correctly. They didn't take her back. They wanted another dog instead. Any Shelter/pound that would give these people another animal should be Re-staffed. Obviously the employees there can't recognize animal abusers. Who knows that kind of treatment this poor thing got while it was in that home. Maybe that is why chose to flee the house/hard and go to the neighbor's yard to begin with.

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