Isolated in her kennel at the Spartanburg Humane Society, a sweet dog named Chauncey poked her head through a hole at the bottom of the door. She watched another dog leave the shelter with their new family.
Maybe it was her breed or because she wasn’t as outgoing as the other dogs. But, whatever the reason, it was clear — Chauncey was having difficulty finding her forever home.
“Chauncey is very shy until she gets to know you,” Angel Cox, CEO of the Spartanburg Humane Society, told The Dodo. “So with all the barking and constant activity at the shelter, she kind of watched the world go by.”
The shelter staff was heartbroken for Chauncey. They knew the intelligent pup could be a great companion and hoped someone would give her a chance. As Chauncey waited daily, staff members kept her company, giving her many pets and taking long walks.
“She loved being held and walked by the staff and the volunteers,” Cox said. “She is great on a leash and was definitely a volunteer favorite.”
When Chauncey’s first home wasn’t a good fit, the pup returned to the humane society. Though it hadn’t worked out, Chauncey wouldn’t give up on finding her family.
Finally, another family walked in, seeing a post about Chauncey on Facebook. This time, Chauncey was ready to put her charming personality on full display. It was soon apparent that they were a perfect match.
“She sold herself right away,” Cox said. “She is a very loving dog and won them over with her sweetness.”
Watching Chauncey leave the humane society with her family, the shelter staff were overjoyed to know that the dog had found a place where she belonged.
“We were so happy for her to find a great home, but we always miss them when they leave,” Cox said. “It is bittersweet when they get adopted, but we are always happy deep down inside.”
To help other animals like Chauncey, donate to the Spartanburg Humane Society.