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This Dad Was Reluctant About Adopting A Shelter Dog Until He Actually Met Him

This Dad Was Reluctant About Adopting A Shelter Dog Until He Actually Met Him

We have all seen the stereotypical memes and jokes about a dad who doesn’t want to adopt a dog, but then they become best friends.

They are just absolutely hilarious and true, for the most part. What is the psychology behind that? It’s really hard to tell, but one thing is certain.

Dogs are great at making new friends. In this story, we will talk about a dad who was reluctant about adopting a shelter dog, but then he met him and was “convinced” to take him in.

The Sweetest Shelter Dog

close-up photo of shelter dog
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When Loki first came in contact with Abigail through a rescue organization in South Carolina, she just felt really sorry for him and wanted to do anything she could to help.

She decided to foster him in her home and it was the best thing that could have happened to this amazing dog.

Right away, Abigail noticed that he was very sweet and gentle, so she introduced him to her son, Leo, and the two became friends.

little boy hugging shelter dog
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She told The Dodo: If Leo is going outside, Loki is out there getting into stuff with him.

After some time, Abigail was just reluctant to give Loki away to some other family in South Carolina, and she wanted to adopt him.

Even though they already had two other dogs, Loki just fit in with them so well and he is so sweet that they didn’t want to be separated from him.

Loki’s And Leo’s Friendship

boy playing with dog indoors
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One person who was opposed to this idea was Leo’s dad. He said he didn’t want Loki, but it was obvious based on their interaction that the two liked each other.

After Abigail spent some time “convincing” her husband, they agreed to adopt Loki.

It was now time to make it official and buy him things like harnesses and a collar. The family let Leo choose on both, and they were happy with his choice.

She said: It was nice to see his love for Loki. As a mother, that made me feel proud.

dad and dog lying on couch
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Everything turned out well for this amazing dog, and he now has a wonderful family and two siblings he can play with.

The family, including the dad, just couldn’t be happier that they adopted him in the end and gave Loki an amazing life.

Abigail is particularly fond of Loki and Leo’s friendship, as she believes that it’s important for him while growing up. He really is a blessing for this family.