Date:October 21, 2020

Wall-E The Dog Was Taken Back To The Shelter With His Bed and All His Toys

If you’re easily emotional, you’ll want to look away. Because the sadness in Wall-E the dog’s eyes will haunt you forever.

The adorable labrador was left at a pet shelter by his adopted family who gave him up after living with him for three years. The confused and alone six-year-old could only look on as his family left him in the spot they picked him up from all those years ago.

To make matters final, they returned all his toys and even his bed to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCAAC) in Arizona, U.S.

“MCACC West adoptable dogs” shelter posted a heartbreaking message about one lonely dog

Image credits: MCACC West Adoptable Dogs

In their post, they shared the story of Wall-E, a 6-year-old dog, who was left behind because his owners weren’t able to take care of him.

His previous owners were supposedly sad to have dropped him off, and had a hard time making the decision and blah blah… don’t blame them… boo whooo.

But it was the dog that suffered. The shelter was an intimidating place after Wall-E had lived in relative isolation with one family for so long. And at 6-years-old, he wasn’t attracting much attention from those visiting the shelter.

“This guy deserves a forever family who won’t give up on him. Please don’t bash his previous owners though. We don’t know the whole story.”

“What we do know is the owner was heartbroken and crying. It was hard to finally help them leave. The staff was crying with the owners. We don’t believe this decision was taken lightly.”

Jordan Bader, who runs the Facebook page for the adoptable dogs of MCACC, spoke to reporters about Wall-E. “He was surrendered by his family because they did not have enough time for him. He was very scared. In his kennel, he would bark and bark.”

Image credits: Lynn Lee

“Despite his family packing all of his toys and bed, Wall-E was not able to have these with him in his kennel and he quickly became withdrawn.”

“Because of his kennel presence and evaluations, he was passed up by many people. [But] with volunteers he was very sweet and playful and loved doing zoomies.”

Wall-E ended up staying in the shelter for two months. That’s when Jordan used some guerrilla marketing to get his story out to a wider audience.

“We knew this picture would be heartbreaking and would get a lot of attention, but we had no idea it would blow up like it did. We had so many people interested in him.”

Lynn Lee saw the post. She took her dog to the shelter and the two of them bonded with Wall-E, who had found a new home.

Image credits: Lynn Lee

The shelter later explained that Wall-E’s family didn’t have enough time for him and he would spend most of the time alone in his kennel. “One of our volunteers that run this page put together the post, another volunteer had taken the picture of wall-e getting surrendered. We know it would get a lot of attention because of how sad it was but never thought it would become so huge!”, the shelter toldBored Panda.

In order to find Wall-E a new home, the shelter had the idea to share an adorable video showing how beautiful and fun he is

Not long after the shelter uploaded a photo with the heartwarming comment “Wall-E Adopted!”

Image credits: Lynn Lee

Wall-E was adopted by a loving and caring family that couldn’t resist the dog’s adorable eyes. The owner Lynn Lee says she was moved by Wall-E’s story and went to the shelter right away.

Image credits: Lynn Lee

Now he is enjoying life surrounded by loving and caring people that would do anything to make him feel safe. “Wall-e is doing great.. his new family posts videos of him almost every day on the original thread that was shared.”

Image credits: Lynn Lee

Thanks to this wonderful organization it only took one day for this adorable creature to find a home. Not long after he got adopted, Wall-E was taken on a confidence-building training. The progress he made throughout the training is heartwarming.

A year later, Wall-E and Lynn are still rocking in each other’s company