The dog, whom the Patels named Ellie, was set to be put down the same day Jon visited the shelter — but Jon convinced the shelter to hold her until the following Monday, which was the earliest day he could pick her up.
“They said that if we didn’t come Monday, they would have to put her down,” Jon said. “She’s only a year old, and if they put her down, it would have been such a waste of life.”
The Patels kept their word. On Monday, Jon picked up Ellie from the shelter and brought her home to their apartment — and Ellie couldn’t believe her luck.