A Dog’s Letter to Santa After Being Homeless for Nearly a Year
If you saw these merry little puppy dog eyes floating through your newsfeed today, here's why.
Wyatt, a young Staffordshire Terrier, and his mom were brought to Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River by local animal control back in February. At the time, Wyatt was estimated to be between 1-2 months old. Forever Paws Director Arianna Silva said Wyatt was a bit of a hurricane, and expectedly so, considering he was still a baby and experiencing a chaotic situation.
Wyatt was separated from his mom in March when she was accepted into the Pittie Love Rescue and he wasn't. The staff at Forever Paws then placed a call to New England Dog Training to have Wyatt go through some serious one-on-one training so that he could be ready for adoption, too.
Now that Wyatt's done with his training, spending the entire pandemic working on his good-boy skills, he's ready to find his fur-ever home. He has been in the shelter system longer than most any other dog in the SouthCoast area currently and the staff at Forever Paws would love to see him find a home sooner rather than later. To make that happen, the staff made sure to make Wyatt extra adorable with a very festive photoshoot and adoption plea to the Big Guy himself.
My name is Wyatt, and I am a 10-12-month-old Staffordshire Terrier. I have been in the shelter system since February 5th, and I do not understand why. I am staying with my friends at New England Dog Training and learning every day. Each day I watch all the other dogs get picked up by their families who are laughing and smiling and are so happy to see them, and I wonder- will that EVER be me? Will I meet my new family today? All I want is the chance to be greeted like that and loved unconditionally. I am so happy to see them with their families because it is proof that that love exists, but I can't help but wonder -Why Not Me?
Santa, my request may be a large one, but I am asking you for a Christmas Miracle. On your travels this Holiday Season, could you PLEASE help me find my forever home? I would be great in an adult home, or as a companion to a single person, I just need to be the only pet. I have a TON of love to give, I just need the chance.
This is my Christmas Wish.
P.S. If you could have the elves pass this letter around, and let anyone who might want to take a chance on me email firstname.lastname@example.org , I will make sure I leave some cookies for you!
Anyone who wants to know more about Wyatt and details on his pandemic behavior glow-up, contact Forever Paws Animal Shelter at (508) 677-9154.