Pirate is an 11-year-old dog, who had lived at the Oahu SPCA shelter in Hawaii for 7 years. Would-be adopters would often come to see her and find her cute, but they would never adopt her as she was “too old”.
The shelter staff would often get worried about the graying Pirate. Their hearts would break every time the sweet-mannered Pirate got rejected. As time passed, it seemed that she would never find a forever home.
But Pirate’s luck took a turn when a military couple, Jennifer Hoyt and her husband, stationed in Hawaii, took a special interest in Pirate. However, since they didn’t have a house, they were unable to adopt a pirate right away.
But the couple was so in love with Pirate, that their circumstances didn’t stop them from visiting Pirate’s kennel every day. Jennifer even bought Pirate her first soft bed and toy, and soon, Pirate was beaming with happiness.
The couple eventually managed to get home and officially adopted Pirate within the next 2 months. Today, Pirate is the apple of their eyes, as she finally experiences the various happy-firsts in her life as a pet. Watch this video till the end, you’ll never be more inspired to get a senior dog!
Click the video below to watch the adorable Pirate’s journey from a sad dog to a playful, happy pooch in her new home!