Circumstances had changed in Wall-E’s family’s life, and they could no longer care for Wall-E the way he deserved. “He was surrendered by his family because they did not have enough time for him,” Jordan Bader, who runs a Facebook page for the adoptable dogs of MCACC, told The Dodo. “He was very scared. In his kennel, he would bark and bark.”
The shelter was a far cry from a dog hotel, and Wall-E couldn’t keep his toys and bed in his kennel. He was confused and depressed — far from the comforts of his former life and the people who promised to love him.
When potential adopters walked by his little cage, they couldn’t see past the defensiveness that masked the once happy-go-lucky pup. But shelter staffers knew there was an incredibly sweet dog behind the bars, just waiting for someone to see the real Wall-E.
“Because of his kennel presence and evaluations he was passed up by many people,” Bader said. “[But] with volunteers he was very sweet and playful and loved doing zoomies.”