Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Arizona Humane Society participated in a special, “Pawlidayz” adoption event, sponsored by Zappos.com and Best Friends Animal Society, to help clear the shelter. The adoption initiative was a hit, with over 300 (313 to be exact) pets finding new homes. Unfortunately, when the adoption special wrapped up, one dog was still left waiting for his own happily-ever-after.
Bryan, a five-year-old German shepherd who is partially blind, was animal number 314…the one who did not find his family during the adoption drive. Fortunately, sadness over “the one left behind” was short-lived – on November 30, the Arizona Humane Society let its Facebook followers know that there was no need to fret about the “last dog standing” because he had found a home. The shelter wrote:
Happy Adoption Day, Bryan!
This past weekend, 313 pets found their new home. Bryan, a blind 5-year-old German Shepherd, was the only pet left. Today, Bryan found his fur-ever family and a place he can finally call home.
Media coverage helped make Bryan’s adoption possible. When word got out that he was dog number 314…the one who didn’t find a home, there was a huge push to find him a loving family, and fortunately, he didn’t have to wait long. Patti Mooers saw Bryan’s story on the local news and she knew that she had to meet him. Mooers and her husband visited the shelter and they fell in love with the special needs dog, deciding that number 314 would no longer be a number…he would no longer be a homeless dog waiting for a family.
According to Inside Edition, Bryan is settling in nicely at his new home. From time to time he bumps into things, but for the most part, he is getting around well and adjusting to his new life, in a loving home…Patti told Inside Edition that he just seems “real content.”
Happy Holidays Bryan!
(Photos Inside Edition/ABC 15 News screenshots)