Overjoyed pittie can’t stop hugging and kissing her new dad after getting adopted

It’s always great news when a shelter dog finds their forever home. Dogs have a way of knowing that they’ve finally been adopted, and their reactions can be the sweetest thing.

That was the case for one shelter pittie, who was so overjoyed when she met her new owner that she couldn’t stop hugging him.

According to The Dodo, husband and wife Mary and Mark McCraw wanted to rescue a new dog after their pet Mischka died from cancer.

But soon, they discovered a shelter dog named Maggie in need of a home, and Mary says the dog “melted my heart.”

Their sense that it was meant to be was confirmed after their first meeting with Maggie. In a truly adorable moment captured on camera, Maggie, meeting her new “dad” for the first time, immediately jumps up on him and won’t stop licking his face:

@pittiesfromheaven This was Demi (now Maggie) meeting her new dad for the very first time. It's like they had known each other for years ❤️😍 this is why we foster. This is the moment a neglected dog becomes part of a family #pitbullsoftiktok #rescuedogsoftiktok #fosterpuppiesoftiktok #adoptdontshop #loveatfirstsight ♬ It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra

The video was posted by the South Carolina pit bull foster Pitties From Heaven, who had been fostering Maggie. They were happy to see such a joyful moment as the dog went off to her new home.

“It’s like they had known each other for years,” they wrote on TikTok. “This is why we foster. This is the moment a neglected dog becomes part of a family.”


“I bent down so she would not be intimidated, and within seconds she was in my lap and in my life,” Mary McCraw told The Dodo.

“Meeting her was love at first sight, it was an instant connection. We feel like she was meant to be with us.”


It was meant to be — a happy ending for both a couple looking to fill the void left by their beloved dog, and a pittie in need of a good home.

Maggie’s former foster parent Andra Mack said the moment was “like a movie,” and that Maggie was “one of the sweetest dogs we have ever fostered.”

“They were meant to be together,” Andra told The Dodo. “The beam of sunshine that is clear in the video makes me believe that their former dog, Mischka, was looking down on that meeting and smiling.”


It’s always an amazing moment when a rescue dog finds its forever home, and this was definitely one of the most adorable. We know that Maggie will be very happy in new home!

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