Animal Friends reports dog in foster care since 2017 finds furever home in time for holidays

PITTSBURGH — They say good things come to those who wait. After 1,134 days, Animal Friends’ longest-term resident finally found his “furever” home.

Capone, a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever, who had been with Animal Friends since November 2017, was officially adopted by on Thursday, and now has a family and home of his own for the holidays.

The challenge in finding Capone a new home dealt with specific behavioral and medical issues, his color, age, and the fact that he was searching for a home without children or other pets, Animal Friends said.

But the organization never gave up hope of finding Capone a home, and after several weeks of foster care, his new family made it official.

“Since we’ve welcomed Capone into our home, his transformation has been truly amazing,” said Capone’s new family. “His anxiety has diminished quickly and continues to melt away. He is a good and loving boy who enjoys snuggling and family life. We attribute his success to the care and training he received from the devoted staff and volunteers at Animal Friends, and we thank them for their efforts.”