This huge, scruffy pooch thought he’d never find someone to love him and give him a forever home - until a Facebook post reunited him with the mother he lost so many years ago.
By, 3 Jul 2019
When a huge, shaggy, blue-eyed stray turned up at a shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, the staff knew it’d be tough to find him a loving home.
He was in awful condition, had numerous medical problems, was skinny and was suffering from mange. His time on the streets had clearly taken a toll.
Desperate for a home
Despite his endless list of problems, the pooch was incredibly friendly and had bags of love to give. Staff knew he needed a loving family for his remaining years - but with his ongoing problems, no one wanted to adopt him.
They decided to post on Facebook in a desperate plea to find the pup a home and within an hour, the post had already been shared 500 times. But just as hope of a forever home was building, something even better happened.
His fate took a dramatic turn
As the video spread across Facebook, staff received a shocking message.
A woman had seen the footage and believed the dog was hers. She’d had a puppy stolen from her farm several years back and has been looking for him ever since.
The woman visited the shelter and immediately recognises him - and it's clear the once-lonely dog remembers her, too. His body language immediately changes to sheer happiness and enthusiasm - he clearly knew he was finally safe.
Watch the tearful reunion below:
Фантастический понедельник! Слезы радости с самого утра! Наш несчастный голубоглазый алабай нашел прежних хозяев! Оказывается, парня выкрали со двора два года назад. Все это время хозяева искали его, размещали фото в группах. И вот оно - чудо. Благодаря вашим репостам собаку увидела подруга семьи, проживающая аж в Австралии!!! Позвонила владельцам и те примчались за своим сокровищем! Теперь у Лордика(да, ещё один Лорд) все будет хорошо! Ну а мы благодарим всех, кто сделал репост, ведь именно благодаря вам спасена собачья жизнь, а в душу хозяев вернулся покой!Posted by МКП "Щасливі тварини" on Sunday, June 2, 2019