Alexander spent 15 months in the shelter, watching hundreds of dogs get adopted instead of him.
All dogs desire to live in a loving home, but certain adoption processes can take longer than others. Some dogs stay in the shelter for months or even years while they wait for a family, watching as many other pets are chosen ahead of them.
But luckily, one patient dog’s lengthy wait is ended now that, after spending more than 450 days in the shelter, he has been adopted.
For around 15 months, Alexander lived at Wags and Walks in Los Angeles. He was delivered there after being rescued from a crowded shelter where his life was in danger, according to KABC.
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He is roughly three years old, and at 80 pounds, he’s been referred to as a “gentle giant.” According to a Facebook post, the shelter believes he also has “some dane” in him, despite his documentation describing him as a shepherd/doberman mix.
Alexander is a nice, joyful dog who is constantly wagging his tail, and according to Wags and Walks, he has “never met a person he didn’t love.” They added that he is “extremely affection-oriented” and is still learning how to walk on a leash.
However, nobody wished to adopt Alexander. As Alexander was consistently overlooked, over 800 canines found homes during his time at the shelter, according to KABC.
Chloe Esperiquette, the development manager at Wags and Walks, told the publication, “Seeing great Alexander sitting and waiting for that period of time through no fault of his own has been incredibly challenging and distressing for all of us here at Wags.”
But the long wait is now over for Alexander. Wags and Walks reported on January 27 that Alexander had been adopted after 477 days!
After patiently waiting for a home for 477 days, they commented, “We’re so happy to share that, thanks to this community and your support, our little son has headed to an adoption trial with an amazing family.”