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 spent years waiting for the right forever home but finally got his happy ending.
Let us introduce you to Wally, a loving Pit Bull who does not resemble your typical canine. Wally is an unconventional-looking dog. Unfortunately, he had a tough life and is just looking for a new family that will love him no matter what.
When Wally was first brought to the Town of Islip Animal Shelter on Long Island, New York, he was a 10-year-old stray dog. He also had some health ᴘʀᴏʙʟᴇᴍs, including a skin ɪɴꜰᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and ʙʟɪɴᴅness in one eye. 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. “He also likes to just hang out and not do anything.”
“Wally is an amazing walrus/hippo/rhino dog that really just needs a home that accepts him and to spend his golden years in!” Jen, a shelter volunteer, wrote on Facebook. “He is a little mush and a volunteer favorite.”
Sadly, many visitors to the shelter failed to see the beauty beneath. Wally has waited a year to find a new home with no takers. He needed to be the only pet and is not good with other animals. And the shelter says the rejection began to take 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 Wally’s story has a happy ending.
One month after he went viral and we first reported on the dog, the shelter announced that Wally had finally found him forever home! He has found the forever home. The family that adopted him had experience taking care of elderly dogs. Now he has someone to love and take care of him and he is no longer alone. “He is relaxing comfortably and looks great!” the shelter wrote.