"She had clearly been in a home, and she was used to that lifestyle," Matt Williams, senior director of communications at HRA, told The Dodo. "So I think she was a little bit anxious here, probably trying to figure out what was going on."
While it's the shelter's goal to get all of its dogs adopted, the staff was particularly anxious about getting Julep into a new home. But it was hard to find the right person to take her.
"There aren't as many people looking for senior dogs," Williams said. "So whenever we get a senior dog, it does take them a little while for them to get adopted. But one at 18 - you just don't see that very often."