I’ve seen dozens of “cute” photos on Facebook of dogs with signs around their neck announcing to everyone what bad thing they’ve done. The signs usually say something like “I ate 2 pillows for dinner tonight” or “I thought the living room needed new carpet”. These photos have no real purpose other than to give us a quick laugh and, of course, get a ton of likes and shares on Facebook.
But for once, someone put a sign-wearing dog photo on Facebook that had a purpose. The photo, taken by the Franklin County Humane Society in Rocky Mount, Virginia, showed the typical dog with a sign around its neck. But this sign wasn’t one letting everyone know what bad thing the dog did. Instead the sign read, “I have been waiting 597 days for a family”. 7 days later, Paige was adopted after the photo was shared over 54,000 times.
This strikes particularly close to my heart because I myself just adopted a little puppy a few weeks ago from a local shelter. Her name is Fifa (named after the international soccer association and because I have two boys who actively play soccer) and she is my new pride and joy.
I hope this isn’t the last heart-warming dog adoption story using social media I hear about. Keep being creative people!