The Wayside Waifs is a volunteer-led organization dedicated that helps animals. The location, which is an animal shelter, decided to have a large adoption event to get as many of their cats, dogs, and other critters into as many forever homes as they possibly could. The adoption event turned out to be a massive success as more than 203 dogs, cats, and guinea pigs were adopted into loving homes.

However, there was one animal left out of the adoption. The only dog that was not adopted after the event was an adorable pit bull terrier mix named Kenny. The dog was two years old and had recently been relocated to the Kansas City, Missouri shelter from another shelter in Louisiana.

Kenny was a loving dog who was excited to see all the people at the adoption event. Because he seemed like he’d make a great pet for a family, the staff at Wayside Waifs were clueless when he was the only dog overlooked during the adoption event, which ran for a staggering nineteen hours straight.

“Kenny is a fun, friendly, and happy dog,” Casey Waugh, communications and annual giving manager at Wayside Waifs, told The Dodo. “He’s definitely a people dog! Yesterday a volunteer took him on a field trip. The volunteer described him as ’a dream.’”

Instead of letting Kenny go forgotten, the volunteers at Wayside Waifs decided to put all of their energy into helping Kenny find his forever home. In an effort to introduce the dog to as many people as possible, they snapped some cute photos of him and then shared his information with their followers on Facebook.

In addition to cuddling on the couch, Kenny also loves going to the park and running around. They also shared more details about what he likes to do and how great of a pet he would make.

“Kenny is a fun, friendly, and happy dog,” Casey Waugh, communications and annual giving manager at Wayside Waifs, told The Dodo. “He’s definitely a people dog! Yesterday a volunteer took him on a field trip. The volunteer described him as ’a dream.’”

Although Kenny was destined to make a great pet for the right owner, the Wayside Waifs did warn people that he did have some specific requirements. Because Kenny had so much energy, his new owner would need to know how to exercise him. The high-energy needs might also make it challenging to have Kenny around small children, so an adult-only household would probably be best for him. Plus, Wayside Waifs recommended he be the only dog.

A heartbreaking photo of Kenny was shared on Facebook. It worked! He found a new mom.

“Wayside’s adoption counselors could tell his new mom put a lot of thought into this adoption prior to coming to Wayside. They still talked with her about his needs, such as how to provide mental and physical activity, that he needs to remain the only dog in the home, and other things that will make life with Kenny wonderful,” Wayside Waifs wrote.

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