“I don’t know of a soul who doesn’t love a happy ending,” reads the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue Facebook page.
Neither do we, and here’s proof.
Country music singer Luke Bryan has a soft spot for animals. Along with his wife, Caroline, the Bryans’ Tennessee farm is home to a menagerie: dogs, cats, chickens, goats, and many more besides.
And it seems that Bryan has added to the family after falling in love with a senior dog he saw on social media.
Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue in Nashville, Tennessee, was caring for an 18-year-old dog named Poochie, who had been living in a temporary foster home for some time after his original owner surrendered him to a shelter.
The animal rescue team revealed Poochie’s new ownership on their Facebook page: “After reading about Poochie on our social media, Luke Bryan and his beautiful wife, Caroline, applied and adopted Poochie this past Saturday!”
Poochie update:He’s REALLY mushy and affectionate. He likes to grab your arm with his little paws while you’re petting his face and rest his head on your arm. And we’ve progressed to actually pottying outside now that he knows he will get to go out regularly. He’s pretty cute! pic.twitter.com/Ar4AA0COwV
— Proverbs 12:10 (@TNProverbs1210) February 7, 2019
The sweet, elderly pup had been pulled from a previous shelter after being surrendered by his family: they had developed allergies, and were no longer able to keep him. “We often step in and pull seniors, sickly and injured animals who are likely to be overlooked,” explained Lavonne Redferrin, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue’s founder and director, in conversation with People.
Given his age, Lavonne and the rest of the shelter staff were convinced that Poochie would spend the rest of his days in the shelter environment. The shelter would be able to provide all of his needs through the care of a fosterer, of course, but nobody held out any hope for an adoption. Older dogs are often overlooked.
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So, it stands to reason that staff were taken by surprise when the Bryans expressed interest. Delighted staff received their adoption application with “impeccable” references, and rushed to proceed.
What a result for Poochie!
“We are so thrilled,” said shelter staff. With such great references and a beautiful farm as testament to their dedication to animals, the shelter knew that Poochie would be in the very best care for his remaining years with the Bryans.
And what fun-filled years they promise to be now.
Caroline has been sending updates to the shelter since Poochie arrived on the farm. “Their adopting this sweet old guy will allow us the chance to save yet another,” Lavonne added, proving that adoption really does make a difference.
“Who knows,” said the optimistic shelter founder, “maybe Poochie will inspire a country song!”
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