A stray dog named Blue had come up at a stranger’s house searching for a secure place to rest in early April, according to the Washington County Animal Shelter. The pit bull mix was picked up by an animal control officer and taken back to the shelter.
Blue had been on the streets for an unknown amount of time, yet he appeared to like every human he met.
Tammy Davis, the shelter’s executive director, told The Dodo, “He was a happy-go-lucky dog.” “At first, he was a little hesitant, and he didn’t like being among all the other dogs, but he was highly friendly to people and very kind to the staff.”
The refuge had to lock its doors to the public because to the COVID-19 outbreak and only accept visitors by appointment. Blue languished in his kennel for months due to the reduced foot traffic, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.WASHINGTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Blue had been missing for six months from his Tennessee home. His father looked for him nonstop, but he finally had to travel to Texas for work. He had given up hope of ever seeing his dog until a friend showed him a video of Blue on Facebook.
The only thing left was to see if the man claiming to be Blue’s owner was telling the truth: “Blue’s favorite toy in the shelter was a blue squeaky ball, and he was playing with that ball in our video,” Davis added. “When we first approached the owner, he answered, ‘Yes, I have images of my dog.’ He showed us photos of Blue at home, playing with the same blue ball that was his favorite toy at the time. “It was insane.”WASHINGTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Blue’s father traveled 1,200 miles to see his son, and the reunion was all they had dreamed for.”It was clear that the dog and the individual had a relationship,” Davis added.WASHINGTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
“Blue was stunned for a single second, as if to say, ‘Am I seeing things?’ Then there was just kisses all over the place, and the man was weeping, it was fantastic.”WASHINGTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Now that Blue has returned to his father, the two are embarking on a new life in Texas, full of love, snuggles, and squeaky balls.
Davis remarked, “We want that every animal could have a happy ending like that.” “To be able to experience moments like these makes all of our hard work worthwhile.”