(WJBK) - A heartwarming, happy ending to a sad story this holiday season - one local pup has found a loving family after he was rescued from the wreckage of Hurricane Irma.
A 6-month-old mixed hound named Pluto was rescued from Florida and brought to the Metro Detroit area. Happy Days Dog and Cat Rescue told FOX 2 that while four other dogs were adopted, Pluto was passed over because he was very skinny.
Unable to look at the photos without tearing up, FOX 2 reported about Pluto last week in hopes he could find a home before the holidays. One loving family in Grosse Pointe Farms says they saw his sweet face and acted quickly.
"We contacted them, completed the adoption application, went out for a meet and greet on Friday evening, had a home inspection yesterday, and out of 20 families who wanted to adopt that sweet boy, they selected us!" April Cheesewright said.
She says they drove to Ypsilanti to pick up the newest member of their family. And along with a new loving home, came a new amazing name.
"My husband is the biggest Gordie Howe fan ever," April said. "Pluto‘s new forever name is Gordie Hound."
Happy Days Dog and Cat Rescue is a volunteer-based nonprofit in Michigan that believes every animal should have a second chance for a loving home, and relies solely on donations to operate. Click here to learn more and help out puppers like Gordie.