You see, since Buster arrived at the North Fork Animal Welfare League as an 8-month-old puppy back in 2011, no one has shown any interest in taking him home.
So instead, shelter volunteers have become his family.
"You know, the funny thing is, I really honestly believe he thinks that shelter is his home and we are his family," shelter volunteer Valerie Sanks, or Mama Valerie, tells The Dodo. "He's not the typical kind of dog that gets upset when he goes back. He's happy when he goes to his bed. He knows his people. He has aunts and uncles."