Dog who spent 866 days in shelter finally finds her forever home

All shelter dogs dream of being adopted, but sadly it takes some longer than others. Some dogs spend months or even years of their lives in kennels just waiting to find their forever home.

But when these dogs finally find their homes, it’s a moment worth celebrating. We love to see the look on a dog’s face when she realizes she’s finally adopted.

Like one good dog who spend a whopping 866 days in a shelter, but now is finally going home.

Charlize is an American Pit Bull Terrier mix who spent years in the Delaware SPCA, wondering when it would be her turn to be adopted.

Spending over 800 days in their care, she became the shelter’s longest resident.

While the staff all loved Charlize, she struggled to find the right home. But the SPCA didn’t give up on trying.

“Charlize is an energetic, loving girl who’s looking for her forever home,” they wrote in a March Facebook post.

They described her as a dog who loves to play and who knows all her commands, but is perhaps too energetic for her own good.

They said her “energy is too high for many,” and asked for a calm home to help her adjust, as it had been so long since she’d lived in a house.

But months continued to pass, and they still couldn’t find a perfect home for Charlize. But recently, they finally got a break.

A woman named Anna and her boyfriend Matthew recently visited the shelter, and quickly fell in love with Charlize.

“We weren’t aware of how long she had been in the shelter until we met her and honestly couldn’t figure it out,” Anna told WXTF. “She was such a sweetie the whole time we were there meeting her!”

Charlize!

Posted by Delaware SPCA on Friday, November 13, 2020

Finally, after 866 days at the Delaware SPCA—and 990 days in shelters total—Charlize got adopted!

Charlize was overjoyed to finally be going to a home, and her new owners were thrilled as well.

“Seeing how excited she is to be home and with people loving her makes us so happy!” Anna said.

Charlize is already warming up to her new home. It seems like Anna and Matthew are the perfect family this dog had so long been waiting for.

“I am happy that she seems to trust us already. It’s like we have known her much longer than we have.”

Congrats to Charlize on finally finding her forever home! We know she’ll be very happy now with her new family!

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