It was a ruff wait, but a Kansas pup has found a home.
After more than a year spent at animal shelter in Merriam, Kan., Queen the 3-year-old terrier mix was adopted Tuesday, bounding into her new owner’s car in a moment captured on video at the Great Plains SPCA.
A ROYAL SENDOFF fit for our very own ?? Queen ?? ?? THANK YOU to Mission Driven and Scott Poore for all the help in finding Queen a forever family that is going to give her the royal treatment she deserves! Scott, we hope you don't have to move back in anytime soon, although you're always welcome! ?? If you’d like to help more shelter animals like Queen, consider donating to Great Plains SPCA and picking out your own Mission Driven apparel so you too can get the royal treatment! ??? Queen's royal sendoff was complete with an escort by Scott, a rose petal shower from our staff, and news coverage by KCTV5 News Kansas City 41 Action News - KSHB-TV KMBC 9
Queen’s story went viral this week when animal volunteer Scott Poore decided to try to bring attention to the dog’s more than 400-day stay at the shelter by moving in and sleeping with the chestnut mutt. Poore’s video announcing his stay at the shelter pulled in more than 1,000 shares on Facebook.
But the man who eventually adopted Queen, Tony Peluso, hadn’t heard about the campaign, according to ABC affiliate KMBC-TV.
“I could not believe that she had been here as long as she had," Peluso said. “She is a perfectly sweet dog, and she just reminds me of a little stuffed animal."
There is no indication Queen has ever had a home before ? she was found injured behind a dumpster before the shelter took her in, according to CBS affiliate KCTV.