Dog shelters are incredible places — they take care of the animals that other people can’t (or won’t) care for. Although shelters have incredible staff and volunteers, they’re not the same as a forever home.

All pets deserve caring families who can offer them comfortable lives. Unfortunately, many dogs who end up in shelters are there for much longer than they should be. One dog, Bubba Jr., was at the Lewis & Clark Humane Society in Helena, Montana for 94 days.

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Facebook / Lewis & Clark Humane Society

But then, something wonderful happened. His favorite volunteer brought him home.

The shelter posted a diary entry from Bubba Jr.’s perspective on Facebook — and it got a ton of attention. Within a few weeks, the post had over 84,000 reactions and over 20,000 shares.

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Facebook / Lewis & Clark Humane Society

The Facebook post reads:

Dear Diary,

It’s Bubba Jr. again. It’s day 94 here at the shelter and something feels a little different– my favorite volunteer came in for our daily walk and snuggles, that was pretty normal. But then we did something different; my staff friends brought me up to the front desk! I never get to go there and it was fun. They all started giving me kisses and pats and saying “Good Bye,” they are silly, I’ll see them tomorrow.

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My favorite volunteer seemed really excited today, he kept asking me if I was ready! Ready for what? He was signing lots of papers, I can’t read but they seemed important.

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Facebook / Lewis & Clark Humane Society

After lots of pictures and hugs from my shelter friends I headed out the front door, I never get to do that! My volunteer put me in the car and we headed out of the shelter.

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Facebook / Lewis & Clark Humane Society

He keeps telling me were going home! I don’t know what that means but I can’t wait to find out. I’m going to miss all the friends I have made, but I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Facebook / Lewis & Clark Humane Society

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