"[Jake] was surrendered because no one had time for him. After 16 years of being a loyal companion, guardian of children, confidant and protector he was discarded. We gave him the quietest kennel we could find as he looked around in fear and confusion," Carmean wrote. "He didn't question or fight ... he followed me with trust and dignity and the wisdom that comes with old dogs. We settled him in and started calling our friends in various rescues."
It was all hands on deck at the Crawford County Humane Society when Jake came in. "Our fear was that, at 16 years old and with some health issues, unfortunately, he would have nowhere in the world to go," Carmean told The Dodo.
Within just two hours, though, the staff at the Crawford County Humane Society had secured a home for Jake. Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio committed to giving Jake a home for the rest of his life in its senior dog program so he could spend time other dogs like him.
"The two ladies who came to transport him shed tears over his precious old face and beautiful soul. We all hugged knowing this would be one of the lucky ones. This beautiful dog will have the best possible final years," Carmean wrote on Facebook.