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Shelter Dog Is Devastated When Old Owners Don’t Want Her Back, Then She Sees Her New Family

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Zuzu, a 2-year-old German Shepard mix, made headlines in November 2016 when her owners did the unthinkable.

After Zuzu’s father died, she fell into a state of depression, whining and crying all the time. Her owners were unhappy with her mood change, so when Zuzu ended up at a shelter after jumping into a neighbor’s yard, her owners left her there.

One day, shelter staff noticed that Zuzu was more excited than they’d ever seen her. They followed her gaze to find that her previous owners had come to the shelter. Shelter staff assumed they were there to take Zuzu back home, but they weren’t — they wanted to adopt a new dog.

Everyone was shocked, and when they left with a new dog, Zuzu was still stuck at the shelter, abandoned once again by the people she loved.

Luckily, Zuzu’s story blew up, and the shelter immediately had tons of inquiries about her. The poor dog who was heartbroken after her father’s death finally has a new home. She even has a new dog friend.

Russ and Judith Gallo saw the video of Zuzu and immediately fell in love. They knew they needed to do something to help her, and since one of their dogs had just passed away, they thought it was the perfect time to add another four-legged friend to their family.

Their other dog, Dodger, was also in search of a new best friend. Now Zuzu is a happy, playful dog who is finally in the right home.

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