This dog’s fondness for his food bowl has finally found him a forever home – and just in the knick of time.
Oliver was brought to Memphis Animal Services in Tennessee one month ago. A woman had called animal control officers to pick up the pup after she discovered the rambunctious little guy in her backyard.
Upon being brought to the animal shelter, staffers were surprised by how well trained he was. They quickly discovered that Oliver loved food – and he was always excited to sit and do tricks in exchange for treats.
One of the shelter employees was particularly endeared to the dog after she walked by his kennel and saw that he was lovingly carrying his food bowl in his mouth. The employee filled up the bowl, thinking that he was carrying the container because he had not been given enough food.
But as the days went on, the staffers were amused to discover that he just really, really loved his food bowl.
The animal shelter posted pictures of Oliver and his metallic best friend to social media in hopes that it would help him get adopted.
Staffers started to become anxious about Oliver’s fate, however, when his adoption deadline drew closer – and if no one adopted the cute canine, then he would have to be euthanized.
Luckily, Oliver’s social media pictures ended up being shared thousands of times, and when it was finally the day before his adoption deadline, two women came in to adopt him.
Not only does Oliver now have a forever home, the shelter also gave him his food bowl as a parting gift.
“People all over the world fell in love with him and his bowl!” wrote the shelter. “Two of those people came for him, and today he’s going home – with his bowl, of course!”
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