Shelters are known to be temporary homes for adoptable dogs. But for one particular Labrador Mix named Mica, his stay at the shelter ended up taking longer than anticipated.
The League for Animal Welfare is an Ohio-based rescue facility that housed homeless animals. They had a lot of recruits coming in and out daily, but one dog stayed put for more than seven years.
Mica was ten years old and he had been in the shelter since 2014. He witnessed countless shelter dogs leave the facility and into their forever homes.
The shelter noticed how Mica got nervous whenever she met new people. He had difficulty trusting children so she hid away every chance she got. Even so, the shelter had high hopes for her.
There were many potential adopters that had an eye on Mica but changed their mind when they noticed the dog’s behavioral changes. Mica needed someone who was patient and understanding when it came to him.
The right one
Mica was well-adjusted to the shelter life and she had a daily routine that involved eating chicken nuggets with the shelter members. On Thursdays, the facility closed and Mica freely roamed around the building and greeted everyone he came across.
Because of all the time he spent in the shelter, Mica became an absolute staff favorite. He may be a nervous shelter dog but he was an absolute sweetheart.
The shelter approved of an adult-only household for Mica’s future family because of the dog’s nervousness. They went through a new set of interviewees with a lot of promising adopters and after all the screening was done, Mica might finally get a new home.
Mica deserved to get settled after all the years she spent inside a kennel. He was such a good dog that needed a loving family to make his last years of life worth it.
Photo Source: League for Animal Welfare via Facebook