Man adopts senior dog from shelter. One day, it stops on their walk and looks up at him


Fifty years ago, the legendary musician once known as Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, wrote and released a song called «I Love My Dog.» Now, Stevens is allowing a re-release of the song as part of his efforts with PETA to call attention to shelter dogs who are most in need of a forever home.
Islam has generously given PETA permission to use this song as part of the organization’s campaign to get special needs and senior dogs out of shelters and into loving homes.

PETA has set the song to a tearjerker of a video, featuring a man who goes to a shelter and ends up adopting a senior dog. It’s love at first sight for these two souls, despite the fact that the dog does a little renovating during his first time home alone.

The video shows time passing as the man and his dog become more closely bonded, from daily walks to heartfelt moments together on the couch, to the dog waiting patiently for his best friend to walk through the front door from work every evening. The love that this dog has for his owner, and the owner has for his dog is evident in the way they look at each other.

That’s why it is heartbreaking when one day while walking, the dog abruptly stops, sits down, and looks up at his owner. Right away, the owner knows something is wrong and takes the dog to the vet, only to be given some dire news. The man must make the most difficult decision that any dog owner has to make out of love for his four-legged companion.

The moral of the story is that no matter how long we have our dogs in our lives, every moment with them is worthwhile. So if you have room in your home and room in your heart, won’t you consider going to your local shelter and adopting a dog who needs a last chance for a final home? Even if it’s only for a few months or years?
The lyrics to «I Love My Dog» say it all:
I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he’ll get
So, I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes
I don’t need no cold water to make me realize that
I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
Give a senior or special needs dog a home, and become their hero for life. They will repay you for your love a thousand times over.

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