It’s always heartbreaking when dogs are surrendered to shelters by their owners. These poor pets are left heartbroken, wondering where their family has gone and when they’re going home.
It’s even sadder when a senior dog is abandoned — these dogs are upended from the only homes they’ve ever known and are left to spend the rest of their lives in shelters.
Recently, one shelter shared the sad story of a heartbroken senior dog surrendered by her family… but now she’s getting a second chance.
On June 26, Friends Forever Animal Rescue shared a photo of a 14-year-old golden retriever named Sophia who had been surrendered by her family, who said they could no longer care for the dog because they were moving.
“The owner told us that she had been driving around to different shelters looking for someone to take the dog, and we were her last stop,” Casey Newton, the shelter’s founder, told CNY Central.
She said the owners “lacked emotion” while dropping off the dog: “It was like it was a couch that didn’t work with the living room anymore, or clothing that didn’t fit.”
You can the heartbreak on Sophia’s face as it dawns on her that her family has left her behind — “the face of a 14 year old dog who just lost her home.”