The Only Pup In Shelter Who Didn’t Get Adopted Plays With Her ‘Imaginary Friends’

Shelter staff know how much their sweet residents long to have a loving home and a great family who would love them unconditionally. It’s every shelter pup’s biggest dream, and they can never be truly happy until it comes true.

In order to help more shelter pups find their forever homes, the Metro East Humane Society organizes an adoption event every year on Black Friday. The shelter’s sponsors generously pay the adoption fees.

The adoption event held this year proved to be the most successful so far. The shelter staff felt overjoyed when 94 animals, out of which 64 were dogs, found loving families.

While all those shelter animals were hugging and kissing their new parents, there was one pup who was left standing all alone. It was Frito; one of the shelter’s sweethearts.

Frito Gets Overlooked

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After the shelter staff realized that their delightful girl got overlooked, they were very disappointed.

“She is a very lovely and deserving girl, so it was a shame that she was overlooked and no one came forward for her. We all know how special Frito is, so to see so many people pass her by was upsetting,” Ali Hillard, the program manager, told The Dodo.

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The shelter staff drove Frito back to the shelter in Madison County, Illinois. After they entered the shelter, it was completely silent.

After Frito realized that she was the only one left at the shelter, she looked at her friends with sadness in her eyes.

Before they let her inside her kennel, her shelter friends held Frito’s beautiful face in their hands. They cuddled her and kissed her goodnight, reassuring her that everything would be alright.

Frito Refuses To Be Sad And She Continues Playing

dog running outdoorsThe next day, Frito showed her friends that she wasn’t going to let sadness get to her. Although she didn’t have anyone to play with, Frito was running around the yard and playing with her ‘imaginary friends’, as the shelter staff wrote in a TikTok video.

She looked as happy as ever as she ran around with her stuffed animals in her mouth.

The shelter staff hopes that adorable Frito will soon meet her forever parents. She is a wonderful pup who just wants to enjoy life.

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“Frito is really not a picky girl. Her ideal forever home would be any home looking for a dog that is a healthy mix of both sweet and cuddly while also being super silly and playful,” Hillard said.

The shelter staff shared on their TikTok that Frito moved to a foster home and that she is enjoying it very much. She’s glad that she can finally experience the warmth and comfort of a home.

Just like her shelter friends in Madison County, we are also rooting for Frito to find a forever home as soon as possible. The sweet pup deserves to be boundlessly loved and adored.