Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Homeless Man Asked Foster Family To Adopt His Dog, Ends Up Getting A Huge Surprise Instead.

Everyone struggles. There's no denying that. Unfortunately, a person's struggles can put them into a dire situation, such as being homeless. Keep reading to see how this homeless man was in such a desperate situation that he tried to find a foster home for his beloved dog, but what he received was an unbelievable surprise instead.

This is Robert and his precious furbaby, Meaty.

Robert adopted Meaty at the Sacramento Animal Shelter earlier this year and they instantly became best friends. Unfortunately, life threw Robert and his family some curve balls.

You see, when Robert adopted Meaty he had a home, a career, a family, and a master's degree.

Before they knew it, Robert and his family were being evicted and they were homeless. Most shelters don't allow dogs, so Robert ended up staying in his car with Meaty.

Eventually, the situation was too much on Robert, so he went back to the Sacramento Animal Shelter to ask if they could help.

Robert asked them if there was any way they could help find a foster family for Meaty until he got back on his feet. The sad moment was captured on film and it was seen by the shelter's manager, Gina Knepp.

It broke her heart to hear Robert's story, so she decided to do something to help.

Not only did she pay for three nights at a dog-friendly hotel for the family, but she also made a plea for help for the family.

It broke her heart to hear Robert's story, so she decided to do something to help.

Front Street Animal Shelter / Facebook

She hoped the video would help Meaty find a temporary home until the family was doing better.

Robert spoke on the video, hoping someone would want to help out Meaty. "I think that pets are very important to homeless people. They really are. I mean, they’re their companion. They’re company, they watch their back, they’re an extra pair of eyes and ears … I came here with hopes that I could find a foster family (chokes up) to care for Meaty until we can get on our feet again …," he said.

The video was shared and viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Their story pulled on people's heartstrings. The video brought Robert the help that he and his family needed.

The video was shared and viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Front Street Animal Shelter / Facebook

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