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Dog literally jumps for joy when saved from death row

black and white pitbull type dog dog-happy
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Freedom is something most of us take for granted but this adorable pup, who’s lived in a shelter since he was eight months old, wants to enjoy every single second of it.

By Natasha James

Published on the 22/07/2020, 19:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

Animal lovers, get your hankies ready because this video could make you shed a tear or two!

Loveable Pitbull Benny was rescued and brought to Carson Animal Shelter when he was just eight months old. As with many rescues, little Benny didn’t have the best start in life and because of his “dangerous breed” status, shelter workers were worried he’d never find a home.

In need of a loving forever home

While shelter workers did all that they could to make his life in the shelter lovely, there’s simply no comparison with a real family, endless fuss and a comfy home.

After five years in the shelter, Carson Animal Shelter staff posted Benny’s plight to Facebook once more and were inundated with responses, one from a family who wanted to adopt the pup.

His adoption day was captured on camera and while the pup initially seems a little nervous, when he realises that he’s walking to freedom, he could not be more overjoyed!

Jumping for joy

After his initial apprehension, his little tail begins to wag repeatedly and as he leaves the shelter with his new family he literally jumps for joy!

The adorable video has been a hit on Facebook and has currently been viewed over 3 million times. The comments are awash with well wishes for little Benny and his new family.

Have a lovely life, lovely Benny. You deserve it!

Watch the tear-jerking video here:


This special little guy captured the hearts of everyone who stopped by his kennel. He hit the jackpot when this beautiful family chose to take him home. Thanks for all you SHARING, checkout his FREEDOM WALK filled with lots of jumps and tail wagging! Happy life sweet BENNY <3 PHOTO THREAD: https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/511316932374279/?type=3&theater Jukin Media Verified (Original) * For licensing / permission to use: Contact - licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom

Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Thursday, December 10, 2015
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