Rudolph wasn’t sick, injured, or old. He was just unfortunate enough to be an unclaimed puppy at an overcrowded shelter.
As WQAD reports, Rudolph is an 8-month-old Labrador/American pit bull mix. The puppy ended up in an overfilled shelter in Oklahoma, where he was scheduled for termination. The vet administered the euthanasia drugs to Rudolph and left the room, but something strange happened.
Euthanized but lived:Rudolph is 7 to 8 months old. He has quite the story. He was at shelter that was full so the vet…
As Kylie Jo Mitchell told WQAD:
“He was euthanized and when they returned to that room they came back and Rudolph was alive.”
After Rudolph survived the euthanasia drugs, the vet refused to try to put the puppy down for a second time. So Rudolph was transferred to Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter in Davenport, Iowa.
The staff at Rudolph’s new shelter understood exactly how special their new resident was.
“He’s a miracle dog, absolutely,” Mitchell, a worker at the shelter, told WQAD. “I’ve never heard of anything like this ever, this is a first.”
Hoping to give Rudolph a second chance to find a loving family, the workers at Kings Harvest shared the puppy’s story online … and were instantly inundated with adoption requests.
Rudolph is heading to his forever home. It was a tough decision with so many wonderful applications but Rudolph fell in love with this young man and the feeling was mutual ? Thank you for adopting a rescue dog.
Jacob Hommer, who trains dogs as companions for veterans, drove hours to the shelter to see if Rudolph could be a good match for a veteran in Colorado. Hommer told WQAD that the vet was moved by Rudolph’s story and that dogs can be a source of motivation and comfort:
“Having a dog, it’s something to wake up and fight for and especially a lot of these vets they are struggling to find a reason to get up in the day.”
With all of the interest, it was tough to pick the right match for Rudolph, but this weekend, the puppy got his second chance with a new home. Kings Harvest shared the good news on Facebook:
“It was a tough decision with so many wonderful applications but Rudolph fell in love with this young man and the feeling was mutual. Thank you for adopting a rescue dog.”