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Senior Dog Goes On TV To Find A Home — And Sleeps Through The Entire Show

Her sleepiness ended up helping her find the perfect home❤️

Bear was surrendered to the RSPCA in November after her owner was no longer able to care for her. The 11-year-old dog was incredibly sweet and loving from the moment she arrived at the shelter, and staff really hoped to find her a home for the holidays. It can often be difficult to rehome senior dogs, so the RSPCA came up with a plan to try and help Bear and other golden oldies get adopted. 

sleepy senior dog adopted after tv appearance
RSPCA

With the help of staff members at the RSPCA, Bear and a few other senior shelter dogs appeared on a TV morning show, right before Christmas, as a part of a segment about adopting senior dogs. The other dogs were overly excited about their TV debuts — but not Bear. 

As soon as the show started, Bear promptly fell asleep, and stayed that way for the entire segment. 

sleepy senior dog adopted after tv appearance
RSPCA

It may have seemed as if she missed her chance to win over potential families, but as it turns out, her adorable sleepiness is what ended up getting her adopted. 

Tracy and David Kenny were watching the segment, and as soon as they spotted the very sleepy senior dog, they knew immediately that she was meant to be a part of their family. 

sleepy senior dog gets adopted after tv appearance
RSPCA

“It was love at first sight,” Tracy Kenny said in a press release. “We weren’t really looking for a dog at the time but when we saw big cuddly Bear snoozing away on the program, we just knew we had to offer her a home.”

The couple called the RSPCA right away to express their interest in Bear, but were told that someone else had already reserved her. They were disappointed but figured it just wasn’t meant to be — but a few days later, the RSPCA called them back to say that the other family fell through, and if they wanted Bear, they were welcome to come and meet her right away. 

“We couldn’t wait,” Kenny said. “As soon as we saw her, we knew she was perfect for us. We have had dogs in the past and knew if we did get another, we’d like a large breed, so it seems rehoming Bear was meant to be.” 

sleepy senior dog adopted after tv appearance
RSPCA

The couple officially adopted the senior dog into their family, and Bear settled into her new home right away. Her new family was delighted by how sweet and playful she was … 

sleepy senior dog adopted after tv appearance
RSPCA

… and of course, were not at all surprised by how much she loves snuggling up and taking naps. 

“We brought Bear home in the new year and she is an absolute dream. We totally and utterly adore her,” Kenny said. “She gets on well with our two cats, and she really loves going on walks in the woods nearby, and although she still loves to snooze, she’s very playful at times too!” 
 

sleepy senior dog adopted after tv appearance
RSPCA

Bear is absolutely loving life in her new home, and it’s all thanks to her appearance on the TV show — and, of course, how much she loves to sleep. 

If you’d like to help other animals like Bear, you can donate to the RSPCA