A Family Camped Out for a Total of 27 Hours to Adopt a Dog

Dogs are brought into animal shelters daily and are cared for until they are adopted by their new owners and taken to their future home. An animal shelter in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, posted an image of a dog that was soon going to be ready for adoption. This wasn’t an ordinary dog; it was one with a distinctive look. As a result, the post about the border collie was shared more than 27,000 times.

a dog puppy with black heart markings on chestCredit: Broken Arrow Animal Shelter
A Family Camped Out for a Total of 27 Hours to Adopt a Dog

A Unique-Looking Dog up for Adoption

This border collie had a heart-shaped patch of fur on his chest, which made it unique. While it was hard for people not to admire the dog, the post got hundreds of responses, but one family decided to go the extra mile.

The family wanted to make the unique border collie a part of their family, so they took action. After researching how the Oklahoma Broken Arrow Animal Shelter handles adoptions, they discovered that all stray animals must be kept at the shelter for a minimum of five days before being adopted. Aside from this, all adoptions are made on a first-come, first-served basis, which means the animals can’t be saved or reserved.

These rules made the family anxious and eager to get to the shelter as soon as possible.

Camping Out at the Shelter

Oklahoma Broken Arrow Animal Shelter
A Family Camped Out for a Total of 27 Hours to Adopt a Dog

27 hours before the border collie was available for adoption, the family from Tulsa, Oklahoma, arrived at the shelter. They were waiting outside in the parking lot until the time came for them to adopt the dog.

The next day, the shelter posted on Facebook that the border collie touched many hearts around the United States and that she had finally found her “furever home.”

The family mentioned that they were planning on naming their new dog Luna and that she would be a wedding gift for a family member.