Woman Walks Into Shelter To Rescue The Most “Unadoptable” Dog

When someone says they want to rescue a dog, you assume he or she will go to the shelter looking for the cutest, youngest, or friendliest dog.

Melani Andrews walked into the City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter wanting to adopt a dog that no one else wanted. That is how she and a dog named Jake became friends forever.

“This kind woman walked into our shelter and asked who the oldest, hardest to adopt dog was,” the shelter wrote on their Facebook page.

Andrews was looking to give a dog a loving home, as well as a dog to help her overcome the loneliness of hard times.

“I was feeling down and a little depressed,” Andrews said. “My grandkids came over one night, and they said, ‘Grandma, you need somebody to keep you company. You can’t just sit around here all by yourself.’”

That is when she to the shelter and was introduced to Jake.

“Jake has been with us for a long time, is a senior and has cancer in addition to skin problems,” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “He was getting passed up time and time again. But Melani came to the shelter not just to find a great dog, but to save a life and give unconditional love to a dog in need.”


Andrews was not concerned with whatever ailments 12-year-old Jake had, or how much his medical care costs would be since he had terminal skin cancer, was deaf and partially blind.

“Jake’s two friends ignored me, but Jake perked up and started howling,” Andrews said. “So I said, ‘It looks like he wants to go, and I’ll take him.’”

Andrews decided to give Jake a good life during his final days and take him home. Jake settled into his new home very quickly and seems quite happy.

“As you can see, it’s a match made in heaven,” the shelter said.

“Every day I laugh a little bit more,” Andrews said. “It’s not so lonesome. I think [Jake] knows that I love him because he’ll come over to me and he’ll rub up against me and ask me to rub his backside. And then he’ll nose me with his nose. And a dog that doesn’t know somebody loves him wouldn’t be doing anything like that.”

This seems to be a definite case of these two rescuing each other.


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