A Grateful Rescued Dog Won’t Stop Hugging Everyone He Meets

Last October, Thoreau was found tied to the fence of an abandoned house and ended up in an animal shelter in the town of Hampstead. Rescuers believe he may have lived outdoors all his life and will need some time to adjust to his new surroundings.

When he arrived he was very nervous and introverted. Melissa Fogarty, kennel and housing manager at Hampstead Town Animal Shelter, said: “He’s getting used to it, but he’s still a little nervous at the shelter.” Despite his fear, it was clear that Thoreau had a lot of love to give. And it didn’t take long for him to start showing his rescuers how much he loved them by hugging them.

Fogarty: “When he arrived, I was probably one of the first to take him outside to make real friends.” After letting him play in the garden next to our house, it took a quarter of an hour for the hug to happen. He crawled beside me, got on my lap and snuggled into my chest. He grew from there and is now here hugging all his friends.”

Although he still feels anxious at times at the shelter, Toro is grateful to be in a safe and loved place and encourages everyone to remember it for as long as possible. Mr Fogarty says: “Every time he comes out of his kennel, his first reaction is to hug the people around him, and all of those people have bonded with him.”

Thoreau was adopted in January, but was unfortunately fired a week and a half later due to incompatibility. He is still looking for the perfect home where he can hug his family every day and show them how much he loves them.”

Thoreau is looking for an adult-only home where he can be fully regimented and continue his training. In his new home, he will be most comfortable as a single pet.

Toro is ready to find his perfect companion after almost a year of waiting. His rescuers can’t understand why such a cuddly and adorable dog hasn’t been chosen yet.

“To be honest, I don’t think he’s been adopted yet as he’s a middle-aged dog who lives in a much needed municipal shelter.” said Fogarty. They are lost among the inferior dogs in the kennel.” Thoreau has lots of love and hugs. We hope his family finds him soon.

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