When the unfortunate Ritter family ʟᴏsᴛ their home, they were no longer able to care for him and his dog Corky. Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ, they still had to give both dogs to the Hamilton County Humane Society in Indiana – and soon after being ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ by his family, poor Ritter couldn’t bear the possible sadness.
“They didn’t understand where their family had gone and were confused and sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ by the noisy new environment,” said Megan Bousley, marketing communications specialist for the Humane Society for Hamilton County.
When she was alone in there all Ritter could do was sit against the wall, staring at the ground, very sᴀᴅ and confused by her new reality.
Of course, everyone at the shelter did their best to make Ritter feel as human as possible but that’s still not the same as having an old home and a happy family.
“He received care and attention from the staff,” says Bousley. In the small, unfamiliar and worried abode, outside it is cheerful, just wanting to lie down and be taken care of.
The people at the shelter could see how heartbroken Ritter was and couldn’t bear to see him like that, so they posted a picture of him on Facebook, hoping that someone would look at him and open the door for the cute sad dog.
Immediately, a woman saw Ritter’s sweet face and knew she had to add him to her family.
Sophie Spenia has wanted to adopt a dog for quite some time, but she waited until she had a home and more space because she knew she probably wanted a bigger dog. Right after buying her first coat and seeing Ritter’s heartbreaking photo, she knew it was him.
“When I saw the picture and description of Ritter coming out at 6am, I immediately texted my sister and said we had to get him out of there ASAP.”
When Spenia arrived at the shelter, she was a little nervous because she knew how sad and confused Ritter was after losing his family, and she didn’t know how he would react to her but as soon as he did. he entered the room, everything was put in.
“As soon as he got to the νisitor area, he immediately ran up to me and put his big cute head on my lap and I could tell he was a very generous person.”
Spenia immediately adopted Ritter and on Thursday she was finally able to pick him up and take him to her new home. He couldn’t stop smiling at his new mom on the way home, and now he’s settling in wonderfully with his new life.
Ritter was the saddest when he first arrived at the shelter, but in just a few days he had the most amazing new mom who will make sure he’s happy and worried for the rest of the day !