The Dog Has Waited 3 Years To Be Adopted but the Family Heartbreakingly Returns Her Back To Shelter

They were just not meant for each other!
Upon witnessing the harrowing circumstances Geronimo was kept in, one of the neighbours immediately contacted the authorities to notify them about the animal cruelty. When the rescuers arrived at the reported home in December 2015, what they found broke their hearts. The lovely dog was left out in the freezing temperature locked inside a crate. The cage was so painful to even look at for it had very little room. Geronimo wasn’t just cold, he was also kept prisoner without food. It’s no wonder that everyone thought he might not be able to survive.

Fortunately, Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) got word of the incident and decided to take the poor creature in. Because he was kept a prisoner for so long, the dog’s legs and knees were also in a bad shape. Aside from the horrible situation he was found in, Geronimo was at risk due to heartworm infection. Luckily, proper treatment and medicine from the clinic spared him from a terrible end. He was given bilateral knee surgery to help with his leg problem.
The Dog Has Waited 3 Years To Be Adopted but the Family Heartbreakingly Returns Her Back To Shelter
Full recovery took him quite a while. Throughout the duration, he stayed under the loving and watchful eyes of HSSC but he wasn’t put up for adoption.

It was only after he has regained his strength that finally, the day came for him to find the perfect home! Quickly, Geronimo was able to win the heart of one family. He was adopted by them early this month. However, the happy ending didn’t last for long. It seemed like the family wasn’t exactly the right choice for Geronimo. So his wait started once again.
The Dog Has Waited 3 Years To Be Adopted but the Family Heartbreakingly Returns Her Back To Shelter

“The match was not perfect for the family and they made the tough decision to return him,” Diane Johnson, president and CEO of HSSC, said.

But his wait never ended. Geronimo has been waiting for a family to adopt him for over 1,145 days. Even though everyone is really hopeful that he will find a home soon, they are also aware that the next family has to be a good fit.
The Dog Has Waited 3 Years To Be Adopted but the Family Heartbreakingly Returns Her Back To Shelter

“We support the adopter in the return and want to make a perfect match for Geronimo, so the search continues,” HSSC posted on their Facebook page. “We would love your help again to spread the word about our handsome boy and help us find the person he has been waiting over three years to meet! He is looking for an adult-only home and would be best as the only four-legged family member.”
The Dog Has Waited 3 Years To Be Adopted but the Family Heartbreakingly Returns Her Back To Shelter

Even though Geronimo’s first family wasn’t the best choice, no one has given up hope. They know that he will soon find the perfect home for himself. Just look at him, how could he not brighten up someone’s day? The staff will wait for the right family to come to Geronimo and then make his life a better place. His happiness is worth the wait!

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