Pup spent 1,134 days at Pittsburgh shelter but now he’s adopted



At the Animal Friends shelter in Pittsburgh, a black Labrador retriever spent 1,134 days in the shelter waiting for a family to find and adopt him. Guess what? Ten-year-old Capone is now home; his adoption was confirmed last week.

Capone had been the shelter’s longest resident; he arrived on November 2017. He just needed the right family, and because of his age and “medical and behavioral quirks,” Capone needed to be with special people with no children or other pets.

“Capone is a wonderful older Labrador Retriever mix with a zest for life! He is incredibly smart and can be extremely playful when he wants to be. Because he can become very excited, Capone would prefer to be the only pet in an adult-only family who has experience with dogs and force-free training techniques. Training and working on enrichment is how Capone bonds with his human friends. So, if he sounds like your kind of guy, come and get to know Capone!”

And then it happened. Capone’s foster parents who had been caring for him the past few weeks decided to make him a member of their family. Capone is happy too – he loves to snuggle and seems to be fitting into domestic bliss just fine.


“Happy Tails Capone. We’re so glad that you have a family of your own and a home for the holidays,” the animal welfare organization wrote.

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