When Tragedy Strikes, Pit Bull Is Adopted By UPS Driver

Dog lovers know the bond between a dog and its owner is a unique one that is hard to replace. When an owner passes away it is heartbreaking when they leave behind a beloved pet.

When the dog is a sole survivor, it is uncertain who will adopt them. A lot of the time, the next of kin is unable to take in a new pet for a variety of reasons, regardless of how much their late owner loved them.

That almost was the fate of one pit bull named Leo, until Katie Newhouse stepped in and saved the day.

Sadly, Leo’s owner Tina passed away unexpectedly leaving Leo without a home. The family didn’t want the responsibility of a pit bull while they were grieving and Katie agreed to take care of Leo during that time.

What began as a temporary arrangement became a permanent one.   When Tina’s relatives saw how much Leo had bonded with Katie’s other five dogs and how happy he was with her they decided he should stay with her.

Katie reports that Leo is officially part of the family.

“He loves going for rides, the water,  playing with his chew toys,  tormenting his two feline sisters, laying in the sun, he has NO concept of personal space. Leo likes to be on us or right beside us! What a character,”


In spite of his sadness, Leo has come a long way and absolutely loves playing with his new dog siblings.

“He has so much personality, you would think that he is human!” says Newhouser. “He is the sweetest, most lovable dog that you will ever meet.


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