A pet is like always supposed to love its owner. And, when a pet is placed in an animal shelter, he has to be overjoyed when its adopted, isn’t he? Well, the same cannot be said for Gumby that has escaped so many foster homes. So, let’s find out why this puppy, instead of being happy, chose to constantly run away from his various homes.
THE LEASH PROOF PUPPY
So, everyone, meet Gumby. He’s not your average dog. Just like any other dog, he has been in the shelter and has been adopted many times. But, he seems to run away every time. And, even a leash can stop him. Quite a few families have tried to put this puppy on a leash, but this Houdini of a dog manages to escape every time.
A LONELY DOG
Gumby has been on his own for all his life. He was a stray wandering the streets of Carolina till he was four years old. Eventually, he was found by Charleston Animal Society and taken to a local facility.
EVERYONE LOVES GUMBY
Gumby’s attitude was harsh at first. But, after he was fed, bathed and given the proper medical attention. He became happy and started to open up to the folks at the shelter. And, the same thing happened from the staff’s side. They just fell in love with this puppy.
This is the policy of every dog in an animal shelter. Any person that wants to adopt an animal there is allowed to do so. And, with his looks, Gumpy was sort of a hot pick so he was adopted pretty quickly. However, no one knew how Grumpy would respond to his adoption.
GUMBY THE ESCAPE ARTIST
No one knew that Gumby was quite the escape artist. During his first adoption, the folks looked pretty good. But, Gumby escaped three days after he was adopted. The shelter thought that he probably didn’t like that place so he ran away. They found Gumby a second home and this time, he ran away after 6 days.
FEW HOMES LATER…
Did you think that Gumby stopped at just two homes? No, he went on to do the same routine from the next four families that adopted him. Every time he ran right back to the shelter. It was speculated that maybe something had happened in the past that forced him to act this way. But, whatever the reason may be, this puppy was becoming a burden on the shelter even though they loved him very much.
GUMBY AS AN EMPATH
According to the shelter’s behavior team leader, Gumby was actually an empath. Basically this means that Gumby had the unique ability to be able to comfort newer animals. This made him a valuable asset to the shelter because he was making rescues more comfortable with their new environment.
BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR
The shelter thought about how they should respond to his constant escapes. After the eight time, they decided that they weren’t going to put him up for adoption. They were going to put him up as an ambassador dog. This was a pretty good decision and a profitable one at the same time.
GUMBY’S THOUGHT PROCESS
The reason why Gumby wouldn’t stay at his new homes was because he already had one; the shelter. He was such a loyal dog that he decided to make the shelter his home as a response to their kind treatment. In the end, the dog proved out to be a much greater help to the shelter as they had expected. Gumby is a perfect demonstration of the fact that dogs are man’s best friend.