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Shelter puppy gets dressed up on his big adoption day, then gets his heart broken

brown mix breed puppy wearing tuxedo dog-sad
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On adoption days, staff at Fundación Rescatame dress up their dogs in their finest clothes. Vicente could not have looked more dapper. But his family was a no-show.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 04/10/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

Like many dogs in shelters, Vicente was so excited that he was finally going to be able to go home with a forever family and live a normal dog life.

So as he waited for them to come pick him up, shelter staff adorned him with a little scarf which had been made to look like a tiny puppy tuxedo. Vicente looked the part: a very good boy ready to go to a very good home.

Adoption failure

But sadly, this was not to be. Vicente waited and waited, but the people who were supposed to take him home simply didn’t show up. They never gave an explanation as to why they changed their minds about Vicente, but no matter. Both the staff and the little puppy were heartbroken enough already.

Luckily for Vicente, his disappointment soon turned to hope. Once the shelter shared his sad story on Instagram, they started to receive hundreds of adoption requests for Vicente. Staff had more than enough to choose from.

Happy ending for shelter puppy

And so they were able to find the perfect family for Vicente. Today, the little pup is growing fast, learning a lot, and being loved to bits. Though his first adoption was heart-wrenching, we think it was just fate leading him to a better ending.

We wish this sweet boy and his new family all the best!

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