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Dog Cuddles Up To Owner Even Though He's Dumping Him

Shadow had a reputation for being an escape artist.

And that's one of the reasons why his family decided to abandon the 7-year-old dog at a California shelter, according to a Facebook page for Saving Carson Shelter Dogs.

But, in a video showing the dog being surrendered, it's brutally apparent that Shadow doesn't want to leave his soon-to-be former owner's side.

In the clip, Shadow huddles as close as he can get to a seemingly indifferent owner, licking his lips, and glancing nervously around.

His former owner doesn't give him much reassurance.

It's hard to blame Shadow for worrying. The shelter environment can be a scary place, rife with strange new scents and sounds.

Over the weekend, Shadow joined the ranks of some 7.6 million pets who enter America's shelter system every year.

But no dog should be a number. Shadow is described as "very playful and loves little kids and other dogs."

"He is beautiful and he needs help now."

Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carson

Think that could be you?

If so, get in touch with Carson Animal Care Center through its website or call 310 523 9566.

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