Elderly Dog With Teddy Bear Face Doesn’t Understand Why He’s Been Returned To Shelter 7 Times

Meet Martin — a elderly sanctum canine who desperately demanded a home after his senior family surrendered him.

Martin was around 10 times old when he arrived at SPCA of Wake County. His pater loved him so much, but he just could n’t watch for Martin presently.

“ His( pater ) was 89 times old and reached a point where he couldn’t give the life that he felt Martin merited, ” Samantha Ranlet, selling dispatches specialist at SPCA, said in an interview. “ He wanted a better life for him. ”


Martin’s pater brought the elderly doggy into the sanctum, hoping that they could help Martin find a home where he could live out his golden times in comfort.

Ranlet also said, “ He acclimated enough well. I don’t know if he understood what was going on, but indeed from day one, he was just this happy, easy- going, really sweet old man with a teddy bear face. ”

Because of Martin’s age, still, the task of chancing a suitable adopter turned out to be harder than anticipated.

She also went on to say, “He kept getting passed over again and again. In two months, seven abdications fell through for colorful reasons.”

Martin’s age wasn’t the only factor affecting his relinquishment, however. He was also heartworm positive, which made implicit adopters cautious.

So, after the seventh relinquishment fell through, SPCA staff decided to do commodity different in order to get the word out about Martin.


“We reached a point where we allowed, ‘ We’ve to use the internet to ask our community to help us partake him and get him into a home,’” Ranlet said.

Sure enough, all it took was one Facebook post describing Martin’s story, along with two filmland of his lovable teddy bear face, to get him the visibility he demanded.

Ranlet also goes on to add: “(Advertisement on Facebook) made all of the difference. His post was participated by thousands of people, and all of the unforeseen, we had people reaching us over the phone, by dispatch, etcetera. ”

Martin’s post went viral, and within lower than 48 hours, relinquishment operations for the elderly canine were fully maxed out.

One of the operations came from a couple who had experience with elderly tykes .


“They weren’t hysterical of his age and they weren’t hysterical of the fact that he’d heartworm complaint,” Ranlet said. “They just fell in love with him and his teddy bear energy.”

Martin was taken home by the couple and has been there for several weeks. His relinquishment isn’t perfected yet, since he’s still entering heartworm treatment at SPCA of Wake County on the weekends, but it’ll be soon.

“As soon as he completes his treatment, they ’re going to make the relinquishment functionary,” Ranlet said. “ He’s got another month or two ahead of him. ”

Martin is the only canine in his new family, but he’s happily participating his space with his youngish cat family, called Hilltop.


Even though they see him on a regular basis for heartworms, SPCA employees miss Martin every day. But they’re so agitated that he set up the perfect home against all odds, and hope that his story will inspire others to borrow aged pups.

“It’s nice to give further attention to elderly tykes,” Ranlet said. “ It helps remind people that they’re worthwhile to borrow, too.”