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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 Alice Lang , 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