Alexander spent 15 months in the shelter, watching hundreds of dogs get adopted instead of him.
All dogs desire to live in a loving home, but certain adoption processes can take longer than others. Some dogs stay in the shelter for months or even years while they wait for a family, watching as many other pets are chosen ahead of them.
But luckily, one patient dog’s lengthy wait is ended now that, after spending more than 450 days in the shelter, he has been adopted.
For around 15 months, Alexander lived at Wags and Walks in Los Angeles. He was delivered there after being rescued from a crowded shelter where his life was in danger, according to KABC.
He is roughly three years old. He’s been referred to as a “gentle giant” because of his 80 pounds. According to a Facebook post, the shelter believes he also has “some dane” in him despite his documentation describing him as a shepherd/doberman mix.
Alexander is a nice, joyful dog that is constantly wagging his tail and has “never met a person [he] didn’t love,” according to Wags and Walks. They added that he was “extremely affection oriented” and still learning how to walk on a leash.
However, nobody wished to adopt Alexander. As Alexander was consistently overlooked, over 800 canines found homes during his shelter, according to KABC.
Chloe Esperiquette, development manager at Wags and Walks, told the publication, “Seeing great Alexander sitting and waiting for that period of time through no fault of their own has been incredibly challenging and distressing for all of us here at Wags.”
But the long wait is now over for Alexander. Wags and Walks reported on January 27 that Alexander had been adopted after 477 days!
After patiently waiting for a home for 477 days, they commented, “We’re so happy to share that thanks to this community and your support, our little son has headed to an adoption trial with an amazing family.”