After being rescued by Colombian animal charity Fundación Rescátame, little Vincente was ready for his new life. With a brand new home ready for him, the puppy was groomed and dressed to impress for the big day – but his new owners never came.
Heartbroken, the volunteers shared a photo of the puppy wearing a tiny texudo, hoping to find him a family.
“Vincente was left all dressed up and excited, ready for adoption,” they wrote on Instagram. “His perspective adopter never came to pick him up. Just as he was ready for a home, all bathed, they cancelled the adoption.”
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“And then they ask us how come we’re so strict with the adoption process – this is why! Because we don’t want to have any doubts that our furry friends will be in excellent hands for life.
“If you want to adopt, keep in mind that the commitment is for always, animals are not things you can have when you feel like getting a dog.”
The post has since received thousands of likes and comments, with hundreds of offers coming in to give little Vincente a home. Fundación Rescátame was overwhelmed with the response.
“We are happily surprised that Vicente has come this far,” a post on their Facebook page reads. “People have written to us from Italy, Germany, France, Argentina, Peru, and many more Latin American countries to tell us that they saw Vicente and the foundation and want to be part of this story. Thank you!
“Just like Vicente, we have many furry friends in the foundation who want to find a great family. All the information to help us or adopt is found here.”
Vincente’s happy ending was only delayed, and hopefully other animals in the charity’s care will soon find a home of their own.
Images by Fundación Rescátame