All shelter dogs are waiting to be adopted, but some unfortunately end up waiting longer than others.
The sad reality is that oftentimes, people decide on their new pet based on appearance and often opt for the cutest puppy available, overlooking some of the more unconventional-looking dogs.
But these dogs deserve love, too… like this good boy who’s just waiting for someone to love him for who he is.
Meet Wally the pit bull:
Wally was first brought to the Town of Islip Animal Shelter on Long Island, New York, he was a stray and already nearly 10 years old.
He also had some health problems, including a skin infection and blindness in one eye, according to The Dodo. This all gave poor Wally an appearance that the shelter worried would turn potential adopters away.
However, he proved to have a wonderful personality and became a favorite of the shelter workers.
“He loves to slobber on you and will do anything for some food,” veterinary tech Danielle Gorle told The Dodo. “He also likes to just hang out and not do anything.”
“He is a little mush and volunteer favorite.”
Sadly, visitors to the shelter have so far failed to see the beauty beneath. Wally has been waiting for a year to find a new home with no takers.
And the shelter says the rejection is taking a toll on his wellbeing.
“He seems to be declining,” Gorle said. “He was happier when he first came in. He likes when he gets to go out but he seems depressed in his kennel.”
But there’s still hope: Wally is still up for adoption, and is still looking for a good home.
He is not good with other animals, and needs to be the only pet, but otherwise he sounds like an ideal dog for anyone: The shelter says that he’s neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, good with people and loves treats.
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