Dreadlock is an almost ten-year-old dog who has been at the Soi Dog Foundation shelter for the past four years. When he first arrived at the shelter, he had horrendous skin problems and a filthy, matted coat, which is how he got his name.
This dog loves his cuddles and walks, and loves all the attention he can get. But since he’s older, he’s generally a placid, quiet dog and doesn’t get too excited very often.
But one day, Darren, one of the shelter’s volunteers, came to give the dog some great news.
Dreadlock has been adopted, and will leave soon for his new forever home in the United Kingdom!
Now I don’t know if dogs can actually understand English – maybe it’s more the tone and sense of what’s being said to them.
Studies show that the average dog can understand about 165 different words – words such as sit, stay, and go. But being in a shelter, I doubt this dog has really had much obedience training, and so wouldn’t have the same vocabulary.
But in any case, this dog definitely seems to understand something!
When they told him he was being adopted, his reaction absolutely stunned everybody! You have to see this for yourself – it’s as if he understood every word of what was being said to him!
Whether he actually understood or not, I’m completely thrilled to know that after all these years of waiting, he will finally be loved and cared for with his new forever family.
Watch the amazing video of this dog doing the happy dance below, and please be sure to share with all your dog-loving Facebook friends!