A dog is man’s best friend ,here is a dog found its best friend after spending 6 years in shelter.
Merrick, a dog in Kansas spent more than five and a half years living in a shelter, who patiently waited years to finally meet his perfect match, according to local TV station KMBC.
To raise awareness for the adoptable dog, he was the subject of social media campaigns and plastered on billboards — where his new owner, Jordan Nussbaum first saw Merrick’s lovable face.
According to People “It was love at first sight,” Nussbaum, who adopted the dog along with his girlfriend Amy, told the station. “What they wanted was … someone without kids who had a lot of energy to keep up with him because he’s a large dog.”
He added: “I just seem like I was destined to be with him.”
“Our sweet boy Merrick has been ADOPTED after living with us for 5 years ❤️,” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “Merrick found his perfect match—his new mom and dad, Jordan and Amy, are everything he has wished for and more! We could not be more happy, excited, proud, or thankful to everyone who shared his story.”
After the years of persistence, the shelter’s staff was overjoyed to find Merrick a home after all.
“This is why we do what we do. Days like today make it all worth it ❤️?,” the center wrote on Wednesday, sharing a smiling picture of the owners and their new pet.