Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

When This Pup Realized He Was Getting Adopted, His Reaction Said It All.

Welcome Home Pup!

Welcome Home Pup!

Chewie The Chi / Instagram

When someone makes the choice to adopt an animal, they're changing a life. But there are times when the animal can be difficult to deal with. This couple realized that when they brought home their new dog. They thought they were bringing home a puppy, but they got something different. The couple couldn't believe what was going on, and their family couldn't understand it either. Until one day, when all the puzzle pieces fit together.

A Bit Odd

A Bit Odd

Chewie The Chi / Instagram

The Chihuahua Chewi is most definitely special, but his life hasn't been the greatest. Chewie weighed a whopping four pounds with an extreme underbite, which made him look a little strange. Unfortunately, because of his strange appearance, the other dogs were picked before him. Finally, a couple walked into the shelter one day and fell in love with him. But they definitely got more than they were expecting. Rescue dogs tend to struggle with adoption for different reasons.

The Undesirable

The Undesirable

Smiling Dogs / Pinterest

A lot of the time pups don't care for being put into a shelter, which can cause them to suffer from extreme anxiety. Dogs tend to deal with this intense emotion a bit differently. They will continuously howl, or bark to express their angst, which can cause people to not want to adopt them. In other words: people don't want noisy animals in their home. But Chewie had a different type of anxiety.

An Introverted Pup

An Introverted Pup

Chewie The Chi / Instagram

Sometimes, when an animal is left at a shelter, they become introverted. They tend to stay away from people and hide near the walls. And this is exactly what happened to Chewbacka. When you combine that with his underbite, Chewie had quite a problem. But he did have something going for him. One thing that made him stand out against the other shelter dogs: he had his age working for him. It may not sound like much, but in a shelter, age means a lot.

Shelter Life

Shelter Life

Luna The Border Aussie / Instagram

Shelter life isn't always easy for a pup, especially if they're an older dog. More often than not, they'll struggle with having to leave their homes to go to a shelter. And unfortunately, it's not common for an older dog to get adopted. Sadly, not being adopted is the worst case scenario for dogs. Luckily, older dogs are making a comeback and for the weirdest of reasons.

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