When Moby first arrived at the Brown County Humane Society in December 2017, he was terrified and confused. Details about his past aren’t clear, but rescuers know he was shot at least once and lost his previous home after his owner was arrested. Since then, the sweet dog has faced an uphill battle.
Life hasn’t always been easy, but Moby is now (finally!) on his way to a better life.
Brown County Humane Society posted a video to Facebook to announce their big news. After 848 days at the shelter, Moby has found his forever family.
Caity Roberston, shelter manager, told WHAS,
“Today was a day that our entire staff has been waiting so long for. It was bittersweet to watch Moby go off to his new home. I will miss his snaggletooth smile and goofy personality, but I could not be more excited for his future. Thank you to his new owners for giving him the chance to live his best life.”
Moby lived at the shelter for years while dedicated staff and volunteers worked to help him overcome his fear and anxiety. Due to traumatic past experiences, Moby had trouble believing that not all humans would hurt him. It wasn’t his fault, and rescuers worked with him every day to show him a different kind of life.
It took time and patience, but Moby has made incredible improvement.
He’s still wary of strangers, but his true personality is one full of love and energy. Moby loves his special friends at the shelter and enjoys going on car rides and trips to the lake. His tail wags a mile a minute when he sees someone he knows.
While everyone at the shelter loves Moby, they knew he deserved better. Thanks to continual training, he was ready for a real home. But the problem was, he isn’t your average dog. Shelter staff realized that finding Moby the ideal home wouldn’t be easy. He needed a home with no young children and a family that would understand certain limitations.
Moby will never be the dog you see socializing with strangers at the park. He will never feel comfortable at a large family gathering. But that doesn’t mean he’s less deserving of love.
For years, shelter staff looked for Moby’s perfect family. And amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, they found them!
Watch the adorable video of Moby going home!
To ensure Moby found his perfect match, his adopters visited him at the shelter several times. They spent one-on-one time getting to know him and gave him the chance to feel comfortable around them. Moby also visited his potential new home for a trial-run.
After all of that, Moby’s new family knew they wanted him to be a permanent part of their lives. They put in the work to earn his trust and are committed to showing him what life can be like outside a shelter. Moby clearly loves his new people, and he’s proof that great things come with time.
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