Can a shelter dog be adopted after two and a half years? The long wait is over for this Pitbull-terrier mix who spent a very long time at an animal shelter in Newark, Delaware.
Charlize was initially housed in another shelter before being transferred to the Delaware SPCA facility in June 2018.
This is where she spent the next 866 days waiting to get adopted.
And between her new shelter and the other facilities she’s lived at, Charlize spent a total of 990 days in hopes of finding a new home.
But that doesn’t matter anymore because her wish is finally granted.
Her new fur parents are Anna and Matthew. In an interview, they said that they also wanted to welcome a new pet along with buying their new home.
When they saw Charlize, they thought she was terribly cute—so this was also an added boost to their adoption consideration.
When they met up with her, Charlize was so sweet, so they weren’t aware of just how long she’s been at the shelter.
Anna says, witnessing how excited the dog seemed at the thought of having a home and new people to love her also made them happy.
The proud new fur parents said that Charlize is coping well with her new environment and has gotten accustomed to sleeping on their bed.
Anna even expressed how happy she feels that their new four-legged companion trusts them completely, making her feel like they’ve known each other much longer than they already have.
The Delaware SPCA took to their Facebook account to celebrate all the animals they have successfully matched with a new family.
They did, however, gave a special spotlight for Charlize—after all, she had been their longest resident.
They wished her luck and happiness as she finds happily ever after in her new home.
We wish you all the best too, Charlize! You deserve this!
Credits: Delaware SPCA / Facebook