After spending a decade in a shelter, elderly dog ​​is now ‘living her best life’ in a forever home

It’s never too late to live happily – and Bean, an 11-year-old black Labrador, who spent nearly 10 years in a Florida animal shelter and finally found his forever home, is proof.

Bean is the Animal Shelter Center (ARC) “oldest resident” before Larry Denmark decided to give him a “Forever host family”.

The Fort Myers Animal Shelter shared the wonderful news on its Facebook page on Monday, September 25.

ARC wrote, “Our longest resident has a house and wow, she is happy! » and shared some photos of Bean living his best life and with his new owner, Larry.

Animal shelter reveals, “Bean spent almost ten years at the ARC before Larry Denmark saw her picture on the website and started coming to the shelter to spend time with her. They quickly became friends.

In the ARCs websiteBean is described as “an extremely loving, affectionate and intelligent girl.”

His story also says: “She knows many basic commands. She definitely needs to get to know you first, which means we would like you to visit her at least a few times before making a decision about adoption.

Additionally, Bean has shown interest in cats and definitely does NOT like children. ARC said they don’t know what happened in his past to cause this dislike.

But the ARC assured that, “If she loves you, she loves you forever.”

ARC thanked Bean’s new owner and all the staff and volunteers who helped Bean find his forever home. The animal shelter wrote: “Thank you Larry!” Thank you to the staff and volunteers who spent so much time preparing Bean for this opportunity. We will miss her, we couldn’t be more excited to see Bean living her best life.

ARC has featured Bean numerous times on its social media pages to help him find a forever home.

In a Facebook post at the time 2020ARC even wrote, “We promised him his perfect home was out there somewhere. And we will never give up this search.

The animal shelter never gave up on Bean, kept its promise three years later, and now Bean has her happily ever after.

Welcome to your forever home, Bean!

Although Bean found her forever home, part of the reason it took her so long to be adopted is due in part to Black dog syndrome or BDS.

BDS is a pet adoption phenomenon in which black dogs, regardless of breed, personality, age and size, are overlooked in favor of their light-colored peers.

However, black dogs are as fun, loving and loyal companions as any other dog. And Bean is one of many black dogs that shows just how true this is!


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