Chip went to an animal shelter when he was just a 7 week old puppy in need of a loving family forever. And then for the next 15 years, he waited to have a family.
The little gray dog has spent most of his life at the Pet Rescue Center in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, until Thursday, when Chip was finally able to go home to his own father.
One of Chip’s fans posted a desperate plea on behalf of the elderly dog earlier this week, writing, “Chip has NEVER had a home, NEVER had a family to love and cherish, NEVER had anyone play with him or take him for a walk, NEVER had a warm bed to sleep in or a human to cuddle with.”
Now, in the end, Chip will have everything a dog could want. On Thursday afternoon, the shelter posted a triumphant adoption portrait of Chip and his new father, Jaco Rademeyer, about to take the little dog to his first home.
Chip has some health issues, so he may not have many years left to spend with his new family, but he will eventually get all the comfort and love he craves. . While animal shelters do a great job helping pets most in need, nothing can replace the love and connection animals can have with their human family. . And now, Chip will have a chance to see how that can be.
If you’re ready to adopt a pet (of any age!), check out the rescues available at Pet Adoption.