After living at the Humane Rescue League for over 200 days, Betsy finally walked through the doors with her new family. When Betsy last looked at the shelter, it was because of the excitement of the rescuers cheering and supporting her. The dog watches the cheering crowd.
Ashley Valm, director of adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance, said: Some of my colleagues were in tears. They were all so excited for her to come home. Rescuers captured the touching moment on video here.
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Betsy was found living alone in the neighborhood of Anacostia, southeast of the city. When she arrived at the shelter, the staff were struck by her unconditional love for humanity. Ms Varm said: When Betsy saw you, she gently snuggled up to you when you stroked her. She never met anyone she didn’t like. The dog staring at the camera.