The dog hoped that one day someone would show interest in him.
Higgins has seen more than 6 foster families, but none have chosen him. He waited patiently at the orphanage for 2381 days, hoping that one day someone would show interest in him. Leslie Renner, director of the Preble County Humane Society, didn’t give up.
She was determined to find him a home because she knew he deserved it. When Higgins was still a puppy, he was given to a shelter and was soon adopted by the family. But a year later he returned to the shelter as a homeless dog.
After 2381 days, no one took him from the shelter. He was a year old at the time and people didn’t want to adopt him, instead they wanted puppies.
His worried look made people sometimes ignore him and move on to the next dog. When day 2381 arrived, 22-year-old Brandon Reed showed up at the shelter saying, “I’m here to take Higgins home”. The staff were shocked when the kind-hearted young man said that he had already found his first home and wanted a furry friend.
When Reed saw Higgins’ face on social media, he decided to be the one to save him from his lonely cage.
Higgins was happy to be out of hiding, to be free. Now he’s a spoiled dog who sleeps on the couch and has his own backyard where he can run freely after more than six years of captivity.
We are so happy for Higgins and Reed for their special bond. Thank you Reed for saving him.