“Flip is a very affectionate dog”

Flip, Dog at the shelter for more than 2,555 days

Lake Protection Society

After spending years in the shelter system, Flip the dog has a forever home.

On September 16, PEOPLE shared the story of the black and white dog. At that time, the 7-year-old rescue dog had spent more than 2,555 days in Ohio shelters waiting to be adopted.

Jennifer Schorr, associate director of the education division of the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, heard about Flip’s situation through a Facebook post. Having lost his beloved German Shepherd to illness a few months ago, Schorr wasn’t looking to adopt a new dog just yet.

“But when I saw Flip, he melted my heart, and his story melted it even more,” Schorr told PEOPLE, adding that she knew she wanted her next pet to be. an older dog “who needed some attention”.

In love with Flip’s sweet face, Schorr contacted the Lake Humane Society to ask them to adopt the dog, who was in a foster home at the time. The shelter told Schorr they didn’t know much about Flip’s story except that he spent time at a shelter in Youngstown and likely suffered abuse early in his life.

Flip the dog finds a home after more than 2,500 days at the shelter

Flip the dog finds a home after more than 2,500 days at the shelter

Jennifer Schorr

To make sure Flip and Schorr would be a good fit, the Lake Humane Society asked Schorr to visit the dog, so she made the 3-hour drive to the shelter to meet Flip face-to-face.

“They told me he might not warm up with me at first, but it was quite the opposite. He came and sat next to me and he even gave me kisses,” said Schorr said of his presentation to Flip.

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After that adorable first interaction, Schorr met Flip again, then asked the dog to visit his home in Pataskala, Ohio.

“Flip trotted in and made himself at home!” Schorr said.

Flip the dog finds a home after more than 2,500 days at the shelter

Flip the dog finds a home after more than 2,500 days at the shelter

Jennifer Schorr

Schorr’s residence is now officially Flip’s home, and the pup continues to amaze his new owner with his warm and welcoming personality.

“Flip is a very affectionate dog and loves snuggling up on the couch with you,” Flip’s parent explained.

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And while Flip is always nervous about some new stuff, Schorr is content to “take it slow” with the dog and let him adjust to family life at his own pace.

“We walk around the neighborhood, and he’s the perfect dog. He’s adjusting very well to being out of the shelter. He actually slept with me in his bed the other night for the first time. of his life. He was in heaven.” she says

Flip the dog finds a home after more than 2,500 days at the shelter

Flip the dog finds a home after more than 2,500 days at the shelter

Jennifer Schorr

“I’m confident that Flip will be just fine living with me in his forever home. I love him so much already,” Schorr added.

Schorr also said she hopes Flip’s story inspires others to adopt their next pet, so they can experience the companionship that thrives after saving a life.

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“There are so many loving dogs that just need a chance to be your four-legged friend. Some may need more care and attention than others, but they all deserve it. wagging their tails, kissing on the cheek or smiling on their face lets you know how much you are appreciated. It’s never too late — Adopt!” Schorr shared.