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There is such a thing as happily ever after. Just take a look at the story of this Marine and a shelter dog who waited seven, long, lonely years to be adopted!

Princess, the Pit Bull arrived at the Humane Society of Hamilton County in Nobelsville, Indiana, when she was only 10-weeks old. Seeing her precious face, a family adopted her. But, caring for a puppy proved to be too difficult for this family and poor Princess was brought back to the shelter.

Marine Adopts Shelter Dog That Waited 7 Years for a Home

 

She was adopted a few more times over the next seven years to give her a break from living in the shelter. But every time, she returned to the Humane Society of Hamilton County. The shelter launched a Facebook page for Princess where they would post photos and send out information for her adoption … but alas, this special dog had not yet found her Prince. After what must have felt like eons in dog-years, her prince did come for her!

Marine Adopts Shelter Dog That Waited 7 Years for a Home

 

When Cpl. Justin Growden returned home from deployment in the Marines, he suffered from PTSD. In seeking out help for therapy for his condition, Growden came across the Humane Society of Hamilton County’s Pets Healing Vets program and decided to give it a go. Princess seemed to know instinctively that Growden would give her the forever home she had always wanted and the pair hit it off immediately.

Marine Adopts Shelter Dog That Waited 7 Years for a Home

 

Princess had set the record for longest-stay at the shelter, so news of her adoption was met with joy from all the people who had learned to love her during her time there.

Marine Adopts Shelter Dog That Waited 7 Years for a Home

 

Growden says Princess has brought so much joy to his life. Together at last, this pair is on the road to recovery, one smooch at a time! We wish you both an extremely happy-ever-after!

Marine Adopts Shelter Dog That Waited 7 Years for a Home

All image source: Princess/Facebook

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135 comments on “Marine Adopts Shelter Dog That Waited 7 Years for a Home”

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Alice Clift
1 Years Ago

we all have a purpose


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Giselle Tonee
1 Years Ago

A great result for both.


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Tamkin Amin Collins
1 Years Ago

Is this Brittany Wood your husband ?!


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Brittany Wood
09 Nov 2015

No lol

Eva Wade Jackson
1 Years Ago

That's because Marines are Awesome!!!


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Andrea Wilson
1 Years Ago

They go great together.


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Julie Ranahan
1 Years Ago

Dawn Sprong


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Dawn Sprong
09 Nov 2015

Love!!

Michael Puntillo
1 Years Ago

A big thank you to him.


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Cathy Robin Canfield
1 Years Ago

Yay for Princess! :)


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Marne McGrath
1 Years Ago

This story makes me both very happy and very sad at the same time.


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Karen Remley
1 Years Ago

Love that man.


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