He didn’t have a penny to his name, but getting his dog back was all that mattered to him. A young homeless man was found sleeping out front of an animal shelter in the hopes that his lost dog would show up.

A worker at DeKalb County Animal Services in Georgia arrived at work in the morning to find the man lying on the sidewalk out front of their shelter.

When they woke him up they learned that he had spent the last of his money to take the bus over to them after his dog had gone missing. He was waiting for them to open to see if they had found her.

It turns out that they had. The shelter had picked up a stray two weeks earlier and taken it to their new facility on the other side of town. That’s when the kennel technician did an act of kindness that is going viral.

The shelter worker paid for his train ticket so he could get to the other location and reunite with his dog, Tata.

Their reunion was captured on camera and the shelter wrote, “We see some amazing reunions here at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services, but this one was extra special.”

The shelter was so moved by the touching reunion that they waived all of the fees and offered the man assistance through their outreach program – it’s a program that helps the homeless with their dogs.

Responses to "Homeless man sleeps outside of animal shelter hoping that they have found his lost dog"

  1. Anonymous says:

    How heartwarming! And to think there are well to do people who live in houses who abuse and/or abandon their pets on a whim as if the pets aren't worth a second thought.

  2. Unknown says:

    This reunion brings tears to my eyes. Nothing is more beautiful than unconditional love.

  3. Sad, sad, sad. There is no greater love than a dog for his human companion. And no greater love than a man for his dog. This is heart breaking. The least someone could do would be to give him a sleeping bag, some food, some companionship & comfort.

  4. Unknown says:

    That is one happy dog with his dad

  5. That was a great reunion! One very happy puppy to see his Dad. And the Dad to see him.

  6. Love human an dog reunions. This one extra special!

  7. Unknown says:

    Amazing hope they find a place to live as well.

  8. Unknown says:

    Is not there room in your heart to share your love with this poor soul?

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