Family Finds Lost Dog at Adoption Event

One family was lucky enough to bring home a dog after attending an adoption event in Queens, New York. Only this dog was one they had already met before! The family went to the event looking to adopt after losing their dog Mocha in January when she escaped from a dog sitter.

"We had enough time, and we decided to take a ride over there and take a look, not expecting to find Mocha. Just take a look to see if we could find a puppy. And as soon as we walked in, she was right there," Mocha's family said. 

Animal Care Centers of New York City (NYCACC), said that the pup, renamed Sandy arrived at their facility after being found tied to a pole near the ASPCA. According to the family, the workers at the facility thought she had the temperament "of a true family dog."

"We named her Sandy, and she quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite," Animal Cares Center volunteer Jay Damashek detailed. She was then brought to the Paws in the Park Adoption Event.

"My wife says, 'Hey, that looks like Mocha,'" said one of the dog's owners, who did not want to be named. "I turn around, I take a glance, and I said, 'That is Mocha.' I called her name out, and she started jumping, perked her ears up to her name, and that was it. That was the end of it. She answered to her name."

"After verifying the family's proof of ownership and witnessing Sandy's ecstatic reaction upon seeing them, we are so overjoyed to announce that Mocha has finally returned home," the NYCACC said.

"She looked exhausted. She lost a lot of weight," the owner said. "I was hoping she was okay, that's all I was hoping. She's not dead. Being that this is a pit bull, they're known to either use them for bait or fighting. I noticed that she wasn't used in any of that. She didn't have any scars or anything like that. That's definitely a relief."

"She's overprotective," the pet parent said. "She obviously protects the family, protects the yard. She nibbles a lot. If you go to pet her, her number one thing is, she'll lay on her back. If you don't pet her belly, she'll start nibbling you. Pet the belly, not the neck, not the face, only the belly."


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