Shelter dog confused and saddened when given up after 7 years, emphasizing the need for forever homes

When a bunch of dogs arrived at The Little Guild in West Cornwall, Connecticut, from the overcrowded Habersham County Animal Shelter in Georgia, one dog, in particular, stood out. Shelter staff could tell right away that Jodi was special, and learned from talking to the Habersham County shelter manager that everyone in Georgia had thought so, too.

“Jodi meant a lot to the staff and volunteers from their shelter,” Kelsey Turick, an employee at The Little Guild, told The Dodo. “Volunteers cried when they found out we were going to take in Jodi and find her a home!”

shelter dogKelsey Turick

Jodi was surrendered to the shelter in Georgia after being with her family for seven years. When she arrived at The Little Guild, the staff members who greeted her could tell she was nervous and didn’t understand what was happening to her or where her family had gone.

“[She] was very scared when she first got here and just wanted to go home,” Turick said.

@littleguild 7 yr old Jodi is the absolute best dog. She likes kids, cats, and dogs. She loves going on walks, car rides or just chillin on the couch. She would be an amazing member of your family! We are in West Cornwall, Connecticut. For more info or to fill out an adoption application go to! #adopt #animalshelter #shelterdog ♬ original sound – Tvdoaudios

Since then, Jodi has become much more comfortable with her new surroundings and has bonded with staff members and volunteers. She’s learned to trust her new friends, which has allowed her incredible personality to shine through, causing everyone to fall in love with her even more.

shelter dog@littleguild Replying to @justinetranquard Marry got her smile back!❤️ Thank you to everyone for all the love and support. If you want to follow her journey, you can find her owners on instagram at amburpacifik jordanlemere #adopt #animalshelter ♬ Make You Mine – PUBLIC

“She has a great personality and always wants to be with people,” Turick said. “She loves to play fetch outside but also loves to snuggle up under a blanket with you. She is an older gal but still has lots of energy and loves her daily walks … She is a very special girl and means a lot to us.”

shelter dogKelsey Turick

The fact that Jodi hasn’t been adopted yet is astonishing, especially since she would do great in almost any household. She loves other dogs, cats and kids, and really just wants loved ones to hang out with whenever she can. She has had some adoption interest and has a family lined up to come and meet her, so hopefully her wait for a home will be over very soon.

The right family for Jodi is out there somewhere, and all of her friends, both in Connecticut and in Georgia, can’t wait for them to find her.

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