The happiness that a shelter dog feels when they find a forever home is almost indescribable. (This girl sums it up pretty well.) But when a dog that gets adopted is returned by his family, it’s an absolutely heartbreaking blow. So we can’t even imagine what this poor abandoned dog named King must be feeling after being rejected not once, but twice.
Just look at his body language, his sadness, and his mournful cries. We have no idea what he did, how he misbehaved or who he angered, but no dog should have to experience this kind of emotional pain. We cheer and praise anyone who decides to adopt a dog, but it’s not something that should be done lightly. This is a serious responsibility, and anyone who wants to do it should know that they’re in it for the long haul. Our dogs don’t ever give up on their humans; we should extend them the same courtesy.
King is heartbreaking proof of what happens when we don’t.