MeetPaul Anka, Paul for short, who despite being a friendly, smiley pup, spent nine long months waiting for a forever home at in Georgia.
That is, until the shelter had a genius idea: Puppy Pajama Parties!
The shelter already had a Dog for a Day program that let potential adopters pal around with a pup for a day, so with Paul they decided to try overnight visits.
Staff dressed Paul up in some pajamasand posted this video, offering for someone to take him home for the night.
And really, how could you resist?
Paul was a great sport for his photo and video shoot and loved his pajamas, Karen Hirsch, public relations director for LifeLine, said . We received a lot of interest around the sleepover with Paul.
One lucky family took Paul home and immediately fell for the little guy.
The next morning we spoke with the family, and they said he was wonderful, and they couldnt believe that he had been at the shelter for so long, Hirsch said. They asked if he could stay longer, and the next day called to say they wanted to adopt him!
Given how great things worked out for Paul, LifeLine is now dressing up even more dogs in pajamasin hopes that they can also find a family.
It helps people get to know a dog better, said Hirsch. In Pauls case, his new family had been hesitant to adopt a pit bull, but when they had him overnight, all their hesitation went right out the window.
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