When Jessica Williams and her boyfriend Jared finally moved into an apartment recently that allowed dogs, Williams couldn’t wait to fulfill her dream of adopting one. Her boyfriend told her they would adopt a dog around her birthday in November, but she was so excited, she started browsing through different shelter dogs online right away — and came across a dog who needed them more than anything.
Benji had been picked up as a stray as a stray in Los Angeles and taken to a big public shelter. He was incredibly wary of people, and also had a bad flea allergy that had caused him to lose most of his fur. To most people, Benji was probably not the first dog they would choose, but Williams couldn’t get him out of her head.