Deaf Dog Who Took A Bullet For His Owner Is Finally No Longer Homeless
A hero pit bull who saved his owner and then ended up homeless is finally getting his second chance, in the form of a new forever home all his own.
Kiko, now 14, took a bullet for his owner during a home invasion in 2012, and shortly after became homeless after his owner was forced to move and could not take Kiko with him. Mighty Mutts, a rescue organization based in NYC, took Kiko in 2014, and has been searching tirelessly ever since to find him the right home.
"We've all been working really hard for Kiko for the last year and a half - it is so thrilling to see him find his home," Jill Haynes of Mighty Mutts told The Dodo. Kiko is elderly and also deaf, so a forever home had to have specific requirements in order to meet his needs.
A couple who knew they would absolutely be the right family for Kiko saw his story on The Dodo and contacted Mighty Mutts about him. On Thursday night, the couple came to get Kiko and finally take him to his long awaited home. Needless to say, Kiko seems overjoyed.
Mighty Mutts posted on their Facebook page in celebration of Kiko's new home, saying, "He went to his forever home Thursday night with a wonderful couple that is totally devoted to him. They saw the article on him in The Dodo that was shared thousands of times, and knew he was the dog for them."
Mighty Mutts relies on foster families to take care of the rescues that they bring in, and Kiko's foster mom Casey Ryan was a real hero to him while he waited to find his forever home. "He is a super, senior, hero dog and he deserves a forever home where he can be spoiled and loved unconditionally," Casey told The Dodo before Kiko was finally adopted.
Mighty Mutts is always looking for NYC-based fosters to help them care for their loving dogs before they find their new homes, and currently have many dogs still waiting for fosters.
If you would be interested in fostering for Mighty Mutts and helping out other dogs just like Kiko, you can check out their website to find out more.