Unwanted Pit Bull Saved Litter Of Puppies From Dump & Still Rots In Shelter

For many shelter animals, finding a home is a challenge. For Harold, finding a FOREVER home was his issue.

He had been adopted several times but on all those occasions, he was returned to the shelter.

Oh, there were many excuses but none that made sense. The shelter volunteers that knew Harold didn’t get it.

He was a good boy with an excellent disposition. Still, he sat in his kennel and waited, and waited. It was devastating.

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Then, one day Harold made a name for himself. When a shelter volunteer, named Marlena, took him from his kennel for his daily walk, he led her to a dumpster behind the shelter.

He was insistent and kept pulling her. It turned out there were newborn puppies inside the dumpster!

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He saved an entire litter of abandoned puppies! Because of Harold’s keen nose and quick-thinking, their lives were spared and all the puppies were adopted. If it weren’t for Harold, they wouldn’t have survived!

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Sadly, even though Harold was hailed a hero, made a name for himself and even had newspaper articles written about him, NO ONE stepped up to adopt him. It made no sense!

Marlena continued walking Harold on a daily basis at the shelter. She still had no idea why this sweet pup wasn’t finding a home. He was a hero and adorable and totally well-behaved.

What was going on here?! Marlena felt terrible so she started taking Harold on day trips as well as walks. He loved every minute of it.

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Marlena scratched her head. What in the world made Harold “unadoptable?” Since he was pretty much the perfect dog, at least in her eyes, she felt she was the only person who really understood him.

Then Marlena had her “Ah-Ha” moment! There was no other choice. She was meant to be Harold’s mom.

The next day, Marlena made it official. The shelter workers were thrilled! They said ‘goodbye’ to Harold knowing this goodbye would be final (and that’s a good thing!)

Harold got into Marlena’s backseat thinking they were going on their usual day trip but when they turned down Marlena’s street, Harold stood at attention. Where were they going?!

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Marlena said over and over to Harold, “We are going home, sweet boy, we are going home!”

To see what happens next (like Harold’s first time at a pet store and his first time doing Zoomies — which is totally friggin’ amazing– click play on the video below!)

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Let’s just say that Harold’s happily ever after is filled with puppy cakes, daily cuddles sessions, and MANY awesome adventures.

We want to give a special shout out to The Dodo for making this amazing video, to Marlena for having an open heart, and to Harold for being the incredible dog that he is.

Please watch the video, not doing so will deprive you of so many smiles!

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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet

Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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