“He’s the one that’s going to take good care of us, Mom! If you go get him, I promise to love him forever.”
Alexandria was browsing the Arizona Humane Society website when she came across a photo of Wyatt, a black and white pit bull. The 10-year-old knew right away that this was the dog for her family.
“As soon as she saw Wyatt, she burst into tears and knew he was the one,” Alexandria’s mother, Angela, said in a statement. “She said, ‘He’s the one who’s going to look after us, Mom!'” If you go get him, I promise to love and care for him for the rest of my life.”
Angela told her daughter that they should wait a little longer before getting a dog, but Alexandria kept checking Wyatt’s profile to make sure he was still available in case her mother changed her mind.
Wyatt was referred to the Arizona Humane Society by Project Reachout. “We collaborate with other shelters for a variety of reasons, including overcrowding and having too many pets in their shelter, having pets with medical needs and not being able to provide medical care, and a variety of other reasons,” Kelsey Dickerson, spokesperson for the Arizona Humane Society, told The Dodo. “Through this program, we’ve saved over a thousand dogs, cats, and even critters from other shelters.”
Wyatt arrived at the Arizona Humane Society in May to be treated for kennel cough. He quickly won over the entire staff with his positive, loving attitude as soon as he felt better.
“Anyone who knew him knew how wiggly and sweet he was,” Dickerson said. “He was dubbed a ‘big ol’ love bug.'”
Alexandria had no idea her mother had made a secret appointment to meet Wyatt in person. “I knew he was the one for our family the moment I met him,” Angela said.
Angela signed the paperwork right away and drove Wyatt to her daughter’s school to surprise her.
Alexandria had no idea what was going on when she walked out of class and saw Wyatt. It wasn’t until her mother showed her the adoption papers that it hit her that Wyatt was now a member of their family — and the tears began to flow.
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Wyatt and Alexandria have been inseparable since that day.
“We take him everywhere,” Angela said, “to the grocery store, hiking, swimming, and many walks throughout the day.” “This sweet, loving boy is completely housebroken and knows a variety of tricks.” He is so eager to please and such a good cuddler.”
Angela is overjoyed that her daughter now has the perfect companion to snuggle with all night and greet her home from school each day.