Jake is an older dog – 12 years in fact, and he suffers from a skin condition and bad teeth, as well as terminal cancer. All of these so-called “strikes” against Jake would have steered most potential adopters away, but one widow who recently visited the Front Street Animal Shelter for the city of Sacramento, found just what she was looking for.
Her name is Melani Andrews and when she walked into the animal shelter earlier this month she told the staff what she was looking for – the dog who was the oldest and hardest to adopt. Employees at the shelter knew that Jake was the dog she had described – the senior had been passed by time and again by the adopters who visited the shelter.
Fortunately, after Jake and Melani met, the deal was sealed. Melani, who lost both her husband and dog earlier this year, decided that this particular old boy was going to come home with her to live out what remains of his life.
Today, Jake is enjoying the life that every dog longs for – he is being pampered, spoiled and adored. Nobody knows how much time Jake still has, but that just doesn’t matter. Melani told TODAY,
“he’s going to get a good life living here with me. I wanted to give a dog who didn’t have a chance, a chance.”
(Images via Front Street Animal Shelter and Melani Andrews)
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