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Shelter dog just wants to hold hands with visitors

Shelter dog just wants to hold hands with visitors dog-wow
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Most shelter dogs just want to find their forever home and if, like this pup, it takes a long time, then they may resort to taking measures into their own, ahem, paws.

By Natasha James

Published on the 15/04/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:30

Gorgeous Speck, thought to be a two-year-old Border Collie Mix, had spent the last year and a half in a shelter.

A little love goes a long way

But, the sweet pup found a novel way to attract attention: begging! But not begging for toys or even treats, all Speck wants is a little bit of love.

A video went viral that showed adorable Speck poking his paw through the bars of his cage in a bid to hold the passer by's hand. The passer-by stops and holds Speck's paw as Speck wags his tail and licks his lips happily.

A paw-fect beg

But, when the visitor attempts to leave, Speck manages to squeeze his other paw out through the gap in his cage and holds onto the visitor's arm, still wagging his tail happily to have a little attention.

Thankfully, since the video went viral, Speck has found his new forever home. And, according to reports, it's not just any old forever home but a 26-acre farm with a family and two furry dog brothers!

The even better news is, the vid gained attention for the Bullock Country Humane Society and a number of other dogs have been adopted as a result.

A very good boy

Speck's loving ways haven't just helped himself but his fellow shelter pooches too – well done Speck!

There are so many rescue dogs out there who are looking for their forever homes so do consider adopting if you're looking to add a furry friend to your household.

Watch the adorable video here:



Posted by Desiray Miracle-Wilder on Thursday, April 2, 2020
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