The National Animal Welfare Trust Rescue Centre in Hayle, Cornwall rescued an adorable Jack Russell Terrier named Smithy four years ago. He lived with them for 1,302 days waiting to be adopted and taken to his furever home. Fortunately, the staff never gave up on him and thanks to their care, dedication, and patience, he is now adopted and settling into his home for a happily ever after!

A volunteer at the center named Ali Kite has homed 12 rescue dogs over the years. When one of her dogs died, she decided to slowly get to know Smithy in hopes of adding him to her family. She came by the center everyday for six weeks and he did four home visits with her, and she says: “I think he chose me. He decided he was going to come with me and I feel very happy to have him.”

It was just meant to be. The rescue center was sad to see him go, but so happy to see him join his new family. They stated: “We never stop hoping and dreaming that there is someone special out there for every single animal in our care. Your support and donations mean that we don’t have to give up on dogs like Smithy and without you he wouldn’t be going off to his forever home.”

Smithy’s happy ending is thanks to no-kill shelters and rescue centers like National Animal Welfare Trust Cornwall that don’t give up on animals, and the people who donate to keep them in operation and allow them to make space, feed the animals, and continue rescuing.

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