For two long years, this sweet dog named Pakita had struggled to find a home.
She'd been dropped off at Argentina's Arca Animal refuge by a person who claimed to have found her wandering the streets as a stray. There, Pakita was welcomed with open arms by volunteer Silvia Ferreyra and her colleagues, but the dog was sad and withdrawn. She kept getting passed over for younger, happier dogs.
"People prefer puppies," Ferreyra told The Dodo. "So, for two years, she stayed with us."
What they didn't know, of course, was that Pakita already had a home — and a best friend who was missing her dearly.