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In the arms of the police officer who adopted and looked after the abandoned dog, the animal displays delight and joy.

When NYPD Officer Michael Pascale first encountered Joey, it was a chilly, wet afternoon. He was driving through a public park in his squad car when he noticed a little black dog crouched amid the discarded needles and shattered beer bottles.

Officer Pascale noticed that the dog was tethered to a fence by a strong chain around his neck. Joey was drenched, shivering, and obviously abandoned.

From Lost & Wet To Safe & Dry

Joey was taken to the Animal Care Centers of NYC shelter in Brooklyn by the animal-loving officer. He could feel a particular relationship forming between them as he dried the thankful dog with a towel.

He texted a snapshot of the forlorn puppy to his wife. “Bring him home!” she said right away. The couple quickly agreed to adopt Joey if they could just get past one little obstacle.

Officer Pascale was advised by the ACC that Joey would have to remain in their custody for a mandated 72-hour stray hold. No matter how neglected or mistreated an animal looks to be, there might be a distressed owner looking for them. A stray hold gives them time to find their missing or stolen pet and come forward.

Officer Pascale promised to return after the newly connected duo had a painful goodbye. He kept his pledge and returned the next day — and the day after that. They became closer with each visit.

Finally, the stray hold was lifted, and Pascale was free to adopt Joey. When the paperwork was finished, Joey was taken out to say goodbye to Pascale.

Officer Pascale swore to keep him safe and never let him experience cruelty or neglect again as the joyful dog showered him with kisses. They then returned home to start their new life together.

A Perfectly Imperfect Ending

Where there was once a hungry, fearful stray, there is now a powerful, valued pet. Joey enjoys touring New York with his father and cuddling on the couch with his mother. Officer Pascale notes that he has developed into quite the Mama’s Boy.

Joey is a nice dog — in fact, his Instagram account is @Joey Good Doggo — but he’s not perfect. He gets into the garbage on occasion, and he still dislikes going outdoors in the rain, but he is content. And he is well-liked.

And that is all any puppy truly desires.

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Written by Jone Dark

Meet Jone Dark, the passionate blogger behind heartwarming tales of dogs and pets. Hailing from Ca, Jone's love for animals led them to create a captivating online space. Through vivid storytelling, Jone's blog explores the joy, challenges, and unique stories within the canine world. Beyond the virtual realm, Jone actively supports animal welfare and adoption initiatives. Join Jone Dark in celebrating the remarkable bond between humans and their furry companions on their blog, where every dog's story is a tale worth telling.

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