Death-row dog shakes in the shelter when he sees the red leash

It breaks my heart to think about all the unwanted animals in the world. Thankfully there are animal shelters manned by animal heroes that do everything they can to make life better for an otherwise unloved animal.

Some dogs are lucky and end up in forever homes but others have to spend a long time in shelters, which can often mean being locked up in their own little cell until a home can be found for them, or worse still have to be put down because the shelter can’t cope with the numbers.

For one dog called Benny; it looked like his days were numbered unless a home could be found for him. While he waited he was safe, warm and well fed but ultimately he had to be locked up and must have missed social interaction. Then one day Christmas came early for this sweet dog and when he realizes that his life is about to change his response brought tears to my eyes.


Many of the dogs that end up in dog shelters have experienced heartache and as much as the shelter looks after them, it’s not the same as having a family to care for them. That’s why it’s so beautiful to see a dog finally getting a forever home.

Benny, pitbull

When Pit bull dog Benny arrived at Carson Animal Care Center, in Gardena, California, he was at a high risk of having to be put down.

And the poor dog had no idea what the future held for him.

Benny, pitbull

Benny was blissfully unaware that his days were numbered and stayed in his cage day in, day out.

Nobody wanted to adopt him and staff noticed that his energy and joy were slowly disappearing.

Benny, pitbull

But on December 2017, his life changed forever.

When staff entered his cage with a red rope, he seemed confused and wasn’t sure if he was happy or scared.

But the second staff get the rope around his neck and he comes out of the cage he realizes what is happening. His reaction is causing hearts to melt across the web.

Take a look at the video below when Benny realizes that he’s being adopted:

This special little guy captured the hearts of everyone who stopped by his kennel. He hit the jackpot when this beautiful family chose to take him home. Thanks for all you SHARING, checkout his FREEDOM WALK filled with lots of jumps and tail wagging! Happy life sweet BENNY <3PHOTO THREAD: Media Verified (Original)* For licensing / permission to use: Contact – licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom

Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Thursday, December 10, 2015

I could not hold back the tears when I saw how happy Benny was.

Share the video with your dog-loving friends on Facebook if you were also touched by the movie.

It could inspire more people to adopt one of the many dogs that spend most of their lives waiting in shelters for someone to adopt them.