Dog Who Spent 7 Years In The Shelter Is SO Happy To Have A Family | The Dodo Faith = Restored

Dog Who Spent 7 Years In The Shelter Is SO Happy To Have A Family | The Dodo Faith = Restored

Dog Who Spent 7 Years In The Shelter Is SO Happy To Have A Family | This dog’s face turned white while she spent half her life waiting at the shelter — look how HAPPY she is now! 😍

You can keep up with Pirate Marie and all of her adventures on Instagram, pirate_marie: Special thanks to Lani at Haute Creatures Pet Photography for sharing her photos with us: To help find forever homes for more dogs like Pirate, you can support her rescuers at the @SPCA.Oahu:

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  1. Jeff Coley on May 15, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    I have adopted 2 dogs from 2 different shelters nobody wanted their loss my gain. Have been best dogs ever both are senior dogs and I am a senior myself lol. They are with me 24/7. They are in my will if I should pass before them. I am leaving my house and money to a friend to take care of them. They saved me not me saving them am blessed to have them in my life. No Regrets.

  2. TAMMY on May 15, 2022 at 11:41 pm


  3. kitkat on May 15, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Hawaii, a great place for humans and dogs as well !!

  4. Deborah Killeen on May 15, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Thank you.Tears are rolling down my cheeks as I type.What a transformation Pirate you are amazing such a beautiful dog and I’m so pleased you have found your forever home. God bless to you all. x

  5. Sondra Smith on May 15, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    She looked like she was now smiling in one picture! ❤ love this dog and that someone recognized she needed and deserved love.

  6. Audrey Cordero on May 15, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    She is an absolute beautie!! I love her smile! It’s awesome to see how happy she is, and how could people pass her up? They are truly the ones who lost out on a sweetheart! Glad she’s with you guys, you gave her the life she always deserved!

  7. Gene Connor on May 15, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for saving that sweetheart!

  8. S Muirhead on May 15, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Our old lady baby ……..she is beyond blessed by your love. Thank you

  9. J Owens on May 15, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    My wife and I talked about doing the dame thing when we get to a house. We are going to be dong that in the next year. Thanks God for people like you!!! Its awesome to see the change in the dogs behavior.

  10. Julius Cat on May 15, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    I love this story ❤️

  11. Kurt Stahl on May 15, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    You are wonderful people!!!

  12. Peter Pan on May 15, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you!

  13. Anna Knittel on May 15, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I love people like you! Thank You!

  14. Charlie Babbitt33 on May 15, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I watch a ton of these types of videos and this is hands down one of the best……You both think outside the box and were rewarded with a great dog….Seeing her so happy when you all got homes was priceless…I’m also thankful our military has great minds like yours…Thank you on every level….

  15. Kristie Motz on May 15, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I prefer a senior dog or cat. They are all babies to me. She is adorable! I would have adopted her. Why can’t people adopt senior babies? They are wonderful!

  16. Kevin Wallin on May 16, 2022 at 12:00 am

    I have a 14 year old dog and thay love and play just as hard as the young dogs thay just haft to rest a little more but yes I don’t know what I’ll do when the day comes that he’s not with us anymore. He’s the best dog I have ever had.

  17. PizzyB on May 16, 2022 at 12:01 am

    It would be wonderful if more people thought about giving an older animal lots of love and care and spoiling in their golden years. What a pleasure. Unfortunately our dog does not like other dogs or cats. With people he is fine but goes beserk if he sees other dogs. It’s a long story but we ended up "adopting" him, sight unseen, when he was 2 from a family we did not know. As I say it is a long story and in a way we were forced to take him by my daughter, I was having doubts about this set up and I wasn’t wrong. He had never had his vaccines, not neutered, lots of other problems. We sent him to a training school for 3 weeks but it did him no good. Anyway the long and the short of it is we can’t get anymore dogs. As we keep him apart from our cats, he stays outside, has a kennel right outside our kitchen door and undercover and the cats are indoor cats. They sniff at each other through a screen door which is fine, but I wouldn’t trust him with them. I feel so sad when I watch these videos as I would so much like to have him indoors with us. He is a Labrador which one would think would be soppy and loving like our last 2 (they were so precious, brother and sister called Ebony and Ivory) so of course we thought it would be much the same. Our present Lab is a very big boy, weighs 140Kgs and would obviously knock a child flying, as he has done with us and neither my husband nor I can risk it. He really needs to be with a younger family with kids in the upper teens because he is very energetic but too much for an elderly couple. The trouble is my husband absolutely adores him… we’re in a catch 22 situation. I would love a soppy soft hearted dog like my beloved Ebony. She was so very gentle. Ivory was soppy too but also very boisterous; he actually bowled my brother over and the silly man did not say he hurt anywhere but told me months later that he battled for 6 months to get over the fall! Anyway, enough of me and my furry family (I apologize, I do tend to get carried away and go on and on) I’m sorry!!!! But my very good wishes to all you special people out there who do such a fantastic job. I salute you. God bless you all and all the precious animals you help.

  18. J. JOHNSON on May 16, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Thank-you for rescuing the dog, you made pirate one happy dog…

  19. C.C May on May 16, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Thanks to you and your husband.

  20. Robin Shane on May 16, 2022 at 12:02 am

    You are truly a God send. You warm my heart and Pirate’s

  21. Scott on May 16, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Senior dogs and cats can be the sweetest babies out there. I used to call my senior cat "Grandma Kitten" because she was an old gal but had the playfulness and love of a kitten. To think that Pirate spent most of her life in a shelter is a travesty. It heals my soul to see that she was adopted by a loving family who wanted to make the rest of her time as wonderful as it could be.

  22. Trish Radloff on May 16, 2022 at 12:05 am


  23. Emily on May 16, 2022 at 12:06 am

    So lovely, bawling my eyes out

  24. JEFF BE on May 16, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Great message, great video.

  25. Voya Ristika on May 16, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Those three make a very good looking family! Watching Pirate be a puppy is so heartwarming.

  26. _TAXZCAB on May 16, 2022 at 12:11 am

    pirate sadly passed away ;-;

  27. Hinata Hyuga on May 16, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Pirate is so happy, that’s almost crazy to behave like a puppy while having 11y! Im so glad for her!

  28. Shawn Barczak on May 16, 2022 at 12:16 am

    I’m seeing this after it was posted 3 years ago. Hope Pirate is still doing awesome. Thanks for giving her a beautiful forever home and family!! You could see in her eyes she is happy beyond belief with you!!! Enjoy all the fun with her!!! Hope she is still awesome!!!!

  29. Maggie E on May 16, 2022 at 12:18 am

    I recently adopted a 12 year old cat who had been in the shelter for months. Older animals make great pets and have a lot of love to give!

  30. A A on May 16, 2022 at 12:19 am

    What a beautiful story. This couple is directly from heaven!

  31. Ivy Yew on May 16, 2022 at 12:24 am

    She is an old soul and thanks God she found such a good family!

  32. Daniel Gawelczyk on May 16, 2022 at 12:24 am

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! And by the way I’m not crying I have allergies…

  33. Ponte Vedra on May 16, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Beautiful little family,,,,, thanks for sharing!!!

  34. Gregory Chappell on May 16, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Is Pirate still with us ? 04/28/22

  35. Rena Phillips on May 16, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Thank you for adopting her and having such a big heart God Bless you and your husband

  36. YANKEE97 on May 16, 2022 at 12:33 am

    you guys are my heroes in so many ways thank you .

  37. Vie Pennell on May 16, 2022 at 12:36 am

    I am so happy to hear that our baby finally found somebody that would love her. Bless your heart our God was with you and your husband and pirate. Oh how happy she is I love your story. True love. I like to read how everybody got there their new pets. I am 85 years old and I had to put my beloved T-bone Boston terrier to sleep after my husband passed on seven years ago. As I moved into an apartment and no Pets Allowed. So he will be with me when my time is up.

  38. blueberry11051 on May 16, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for the beautiful couple…I really loved that…

  39. Julian Kent on May 16, 2022 at 12:38 am


  40. / nevermind on May 16, 2022 at 12:38 am

    A dog needs a family more than a human does.

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