Chester the pit bull has been waiting for a forever home for around 5 years and finally, thanks to a Facebook campaign, he’s found one.
It was the manager of New York’s North Fork Animal Welfare League in Southold who decided it was high time the 6-year-old dog finds a permanent and loving living situation.
She set up a Facebook page for the canine, calling it ‘Chester: Waiting 5 Years.’
Along with all of his personal info like him loving car rides and belly rubs and not being particularly fond of cats was an image that proved tough to overlook.
It showed Chester sadly slumped over a cardboard sign that read, “I’ve been waiting 5 years. Everyone at the shelter tells me what a good boy I am. So why has no one adopted me.”
Before long, it had been shared thousands of times and emails and calls from all over the US were pouring in.
A member of the family that did ultimately adopt him believes it was meant to be, as their previous dogs passed away 5 years ago, which is about the same time Chester first appeared at a shelter.
She said, “We think he was waiting for us.”