Julep was an 18-year-old dog when her owner died and she had to be moved to an animal shelter. She was very close to her owner, but nobody from the family was able to take her. She was very sweet and caring, but also very lonely.
When the Humane Resource Alliance in Washington D.C. received the dog, they mentioned in an email that she was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, dog that’s ever come through the shelter.
They said, “She’s lived a long and happy life.”
Shelter workers were concerned about the dog and really wanted her to be adopted. So they posted the dog’s story on Facebook. The post said that the loving dog “doesn’t need much, just a couch to sleep on a human to love” and was also looking for a fresh start.
Wayne Lerch had recently lost Jasmine, his 11-year-old pit bull dog. When he saw the post in his Facebook feed, it made him smile. That night, the dog he saw on Facebook didn’t leave his mind.
The next day, Wayne decided to go see the dog. He wanted to meet her, and he got to the shelter before they were even open for the day.
Wayne had decided to come on his motorcycle so that he wouldn’t feel any pressure to actually adopt the dog.
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