Finally, all that hard work and patience paid off. "I first saw Gordon on Facebook. A friend of mine had shared The Mayhew Animal Home's post, and I just kept clicking, discovering more pictures, videos and stories about him," Josanne Griffin-Mason, an aspiring dog owner at the time, told The Dodo. "I showed my partner and we booked an appointment to meet him."
The moment Griffin-Mason and her partner, Richard Neenan, met Gordon, they loved him. "He had a huge smile, such a waggly tail and he leapt on our laps for a cuddle," Griffin-Mason recalled.