Countless deserving dogs wait for their forever family at shelters, rescues and foster homes all across the world. Sadly, some never find a place to call home. One such dog was likely going to spend her entire life at the Villalobos rescue center run by Tia Torres and her amazing family.

Summer, a senior dog at Villalobos, has been with the Torres family longer than any other dog at their facility. Tia pretty much gave up hope that Summer would have ever her happily ever after. The Torres family did their best to accommodate the sweet pooch and have given her the love and attention she deserves.

Tia says, “She and my kids basically grew up together.” That’s how long Summer has been at Villalobos. Since 8 weeks old, Summer has lived at the rescue center. She is now getting on in age. It breaks Tia’s heart that no one ever stepped up to take the sweet girl in.

“Through no fault of her own, she’s still here. She got overlooked,” Tia says in the video below. At this point, Summer’s age is affecting her physically. She has bad arthritis, so bad in fact that her legs are awkwardly bent. She moves a bit slower. But mentally, she is a happy, grateful dog.

There are many canine residents at the rescue center because the Torres family doesn’t have the heart to turn any dog away. As adopters come in looking for the perfect companion, Tia and her family try to listen to what they are looking for. The family also learns about their homes, and match them up appropriately. They’re usually given several dogs to choose from. The families then meet the ‘candidates’ and pick the one that best suits them. Despite being an option many times for adopters, Summer was never chosen.

Then, miraculously, an application came in specifically for Summer. Eileen, the potential adopter, saw Summer on the. . . WOW!  >> Click To Continue Reading This Story. . .

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