Candelaria covered the neighborhood in lost dog flyers, rang all the local shelters and waited by the phone. But despite her efforts, no word came. “It was really discouraging and overwhelming,” she said.
As the days passed, Candelaria’s stress grew. She started fearing the worst and worried that, without the love of a family, Bebe wouldn’t survive long. She hoped that if somebody did find him, they would take good care of him.
Years went by and, while the heartbreak hadn’t healed entirely, Candelaria decided it was time to move on and adopt another dog. She welcomed two pit bulls into the home, Sir Fatty and Mia, then made yet more room when she found a stray terrier mix wandering the streets, and named him Croissant.