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When this family adopted a dog, the poor pup was so scared and timid. The dog, Walt, had never experienced a warm home or human love before. It was all new for him, and he would just sit staring at the wall for hours. Finally, he began to wag his tail and started to trust his new humans. His new life consisted of new friends like his dog sibling, running around in the backyard, going on walks, and snuggling with his humans.


We adopted a dog! Welcome to the family Walt ❤️❤️❤️ #adoptdontshop #adoptingdogs #rescuedog #dog #doggo #youcantbuylovebutyoucanrescueit #rescuedog

♬ Home – Edith Whiskers

Walt began to learn so much, thanks to his human @kellyfitzsimons__, who shared the journey of adopting Walt on TikTok.


Look how quick he’s learned! Clever boy ❤️ #adoptdontshop #adoptingdogs #rescuedog #dog #doggo #youcantbuylovebutyoucanrescueit

♬ original sound – Kelly Fitzsimons

Just look at how much Walt changed in forty days at his new home! He truly seems grateful to be there.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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