Via Daily Mail:
The saddest dog at a local adoption center in California has finally found a home after a Sacramento couple went against staff’s recommendation to find a more friendly pooch.
Jessica Williams and her boyfriend Jared had recently moved into an apartment that permitted dogs. Even though Jared was open to the idea, he asked her if she could wait until her birthday in November.
But Jessica started searching around for her future pet, and a stray dog at a Los Angeles shelter won her heart.
‘He would snarl and snap at people as they walked by,’ Williams told The Dodo. ‘I had never seen a sadder dog and knew we couldn’t leave him there.’
essica and Jared made the six-hour journey from Northern California but the workers continuously insisted that they instead adopt another pet.
‘The shelter also told us he wasn’t friendly,’ said Jessica, adding the shelter staff said ‘he wouldn’t be a dog that would come over to us to be cuddly.’
Benji, who had been at the shelter for 10 days, wasn’t too fond of strangers.
A flea allergy caused him to lose much of his fur and the shelter staff weren’t very open to the idea of allowing the three to spend time together.
The dog-loving couple thought otherwise and signed the required adoption papers, making Benji an official member of their family against the shelter’s advice.