It’s never too late to locate a house, as this story demonstrates! Chip was a 7-week-old puppy when he arrived at Save-a-Pet Shelter. Chip lived in a shelter in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for 15 years. Throughout his tenure at the shelter, he was well cared for and adored by the employees.
But, after learning of Chip’s deteriorating condition, one of the shelter’s supporters took to Facebook to see if they could find a family to adopt him after years of being missed by possible adopters: “Chip, the tiny dog in the attached photo, is 15 years old. Chip was a 7-week-old puppy when he was taken to Save a Pet in Greenbushes. Chip is still at Save a Pet 15 years later. Chip has never had a home or a family who loves and cherishes him…”
“His entire existence has been spent…here in Port Elizabeth, at a no-kill shelter. Nothing could be worse than dying after spending your entire existence in an animal shelter… He is in far better shape than hundreds of thousands of other dogs, but it is so terrible that he will never know what it is like to live in a home. “I know I’m asking a lot – actually, I’m asking for a miracle because Chip probably doesn’t have much longer to live, he has a skin problem, he has problems with his eyesight but I believe in miracles. I’m appealing for someone to step up and offer their heart and home to Chip so that he can have a loving home before he passes away.”
Her cries were heard by a man who saw her message and Chip’s photo and realized he had to assist. “Chip has been adopted!” the shelter wrote beside a photo of Chip with his new dad. Chip has been waiting for a home at Save A Pet for the past 15 years. We’d want to express our gratitude to Jaco Rademeyer, the man with the BIG HEART. When Jaco saw Chip, he knew he had to adopt him.”