Fraustro logged onto Best Friends Animal Society's website scanning the adoptable pups until she found a photo of the pit bull she'd seen on TV.
“After comparing pictures, I knew I had to pay them a visit,” Fraustro said. “I drove almost an hour to get there. I had butterflies in my stomach the whole way over.”
Over the course of his years-long stay at the shelter, Dodger had become one of the most beloved dogs there. No one could understand why it was taking him so long to find a forever home.
“He’s the sweetest dog in the world — just a total lovebird,” Danny Bress, a shelter volunteer who cared for Dodger, told The Dodo. “You take him for a walk and when you come back you basically have to cuddle with him for at least 15 minutes.”
Dodger had been adopted a month before, but was recently returned due to conflicts with the adopter’s landlord. When the shelter staffers chose Dodger to be featured that morning they had hoped the publicity would help the dog finally find a family — but no one could’ve guessed just how amazing his adoption would be.