A woman in California was passing by a homeless man on a bridge when she noticed he was holding a box of five puppies – dangerously close to the edge of the bridge.
Her reaction changed the puppies’ lives forever, as well as the lives of so many others.
When asked what he was going to do with the pit bull puppies, the homeless man told the good Samaritan that he couldn’t care for them, and therefore was going to toss them over the side of the bridge.
The woman immediately told the man that she could take the puppies and brought them to a local shelter, who took them right away even though they did not have the resources to care for them. Luckily, the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) heard about the puppies and were more than happy to take them on and find a foster family for them.
The five puppies, two girls and three boys, were named Kylo Ren, Finn, BB8, Rey and Po.
And that was only the beginning of their happy ending.
A local news channel, ABC7, features homeless pets on their news segment called Perfect Pets. When they heard about the bridge puppies, they knew they had to have them come in … for the sake of the puppies, and the news anchors who would get to play with them.
During their time at the studio, the puppies did anything but blend into the background. “They raised hell and charmed the pants off everyone – we had to pry one out of the arms of the anchor for the segment,” Finnegan Dowling, the social media manager at HSSV, told The Dodo.
And she definitely wasn’t exaggerating.
From the moment they arrived in style …
To trying to help operate the cameras …
All the way to their not so graceful exit ….
The puppies delighted and warmed the hearts of everyone they met in the studio … and, apparently, everyone who watched the segment as well.
“The next day people lined up to adopt them. All were adopted within a half hour,” Dowling said.
Now, all five of the pit bull puppies have loving families. The sweet babies went from almost meeting an untimely death to having more love than they could ever know what to do with – and that is the absolute definition of a happy ending.
If you’d like to help the Humane Society Silicon Valley, you can check out its donation page.
If you’re ready to adopt a pet of your own, you can check out Adopt-a-Pet.com to get started.
When Lola saw herself in the mirror for the first time, she couldn’t believe how pretty she looked! Lola was so taken aback by it all that her first reaction … was to sing to herself.
Lola simply couldn’t stop staring and barking, and kept pulling herself back up to look some more.
Whether Lola thinks the dog in the mirror is someone she can play with or just thinks she looks super fine, one thing is clear: From now on, Lola is going to be spending a LOT of time in the bathroom.
If you’d like to adopt a pet of your own, you can check out Adopt-a-Pet.com to get started.
All Lu Lu really wanted was to truly be part of a family.
Her former family eventually surrendered her to a local shelter, where she was then rescued by QLD Staffy Rescue in Australia. When she was first pulled from the shelter, it became apparent that Lu Lu had no idea how to be a dog. She didn’t know any basic commands and wasn’t house-trained.
After spending some time with an amazing foster family, Lu Lu grew into a fantastic dog, and was soon adopted by Lauren Burke and her husband. And of course, her new sister, Skyler.
Lu Lu and Skyler became best friends almost instantly, and now the pair does absolutely everything together. Lu Lu couldn’t have been happier with her new family – and then Burke learned she was pregnant.
“When I fell pregnant, both Skyler and Lu Lu instantly knew what was going on and would snuggle my bump,” Burke told The Dodo. “They would often go into the set-up nursery and lay down to sleep in there. We always knew they would be great fur sisters.”
When baby Ezra was born, Burke’s husband would bring some of his clothes home from the hospital so that the dogs could get used to his smell. When baby Ezra finally came home, all Skyler and Lu Lu wanted to do was be near him.
“The first day we brought Ezra home they just wanted to smell and lick him,” Burke said. “They were amazing. They followed me to nappy changes and would lie next to me when Ezra was napping on my chest. They loved him and just wanted to be a part of everything we did with him.”
Skyler, Lu Lu and Ezra are now all the best of friends, and love playing together all day long. Skyler and Lu Lu never like being too far away from Ezra, so they can keep an eye on him, and Ezra loves to watch them run and play.
“They have both become protective but are happy to show off their new little brother,” Burke said. “Ezra loves his fur sisters just as equally.”
Lu Lu went from living all alone in a backyard to having the best family in the world, and she, Skyler and Ezra will have many years to play and grow up together.