Thankfully for every cruel and not so nice person in this world, there are many more of us that are compassionate and kind and loving towards these beautiful creatures, this couple really epitomizes this…
The couple Jessica Williams and her boyfriend Jared had recently taken on an apartment and moved into it, perfect for them as the apartment allowed dogs!
Jessica was so excited that she could hardly wait to have her dream come to fruition, to finally be able to adopt a dog.
Initially, she began by looking through some different shelter dogs online, then she saw this one dog who needed them more than anything else and she recognized that fact.
She knew what she had to do, Benji the dog, taken off the street in Los Angeles needed them, he was really scared and had fleas and a very bad reaction to them.
So much of a reaction that he had lost all his fur the poor boy, now we know there are a lot who might not choose Benji but Jessica knew and was determined she would help him!
“He was at the shelter for 10 days and wasn’t handling it well …He would snarl and snap at people as they walked by. I had never seen a sadder dog and knew we couldn’t leave him there.”
Jessica with her boyfriend, from Sacramento, took the long journey to Los Angeles to get little Benji, all of six hours they traveled to get there, they knew Benji needed them and he would be worth it!
The couple got to the shelter and went inside to adopt Benji, the staff tried to dissuade them from Benji, they mustn’t have had any faith, but the couple was steadfast!
And so it was they adopted him!
“The shelter also told us he wasn’t friendly and refused to take us into a calm waiting area to get to know him because ‘he wouldn’t be a dog that would come over to us to be cuddly’ …We knew that he had a high possibility of being euthanized and didn’t want him to die.”
Even though Benji was really scared and showed it, even with the shelters warning, they took Benji, they had a feeling about him.
The six hours back home with him was really hard, he was still really scared as they got home, Benji tried to distance himself from his new mommy and daddy but not for too long, as the days passed he started to develop a real character!
As soon as Benji came to know that he was safe and sound, in a wonderful loving home, he came out of his shell, and became the sweetest and playful dog!
“He loves to come up and lick our faces and play with his toys …He is such a goofball now! He has crazy zoomies after he gets bathed. He will also start barking the second we get in the car as if to say, ‘We have to start moving! Let’s go!’”
Benji loves all his family time now, he goes to restaurants and adores being with his mom and pa, what a lovely forever home he now has too!
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