He had it ruff.
In late Oct, a video clip of a scraggly, shy tiny puppy staying overlooked at a Central Park adoption function went viral. The footage showed the pup, Bob Parr, with his handler, searching all over forlorn and overlooked, all the other doggies seemingly acquiring been snapped up. It netted just about 4 million sights on TikTok, countless numbers of swooning opinions and hundreds of adoption programs.
One particular on the internet admirer was Jade Letlow, a 31-year-outdated Bensonhurst resident whose beloved adopted Yorkie, Brooks, had passed absent in Might.
Letlow, who operates in insurance policies, was not really wanting for a new furry companion, but then she observed Bob on the net.
“I was scrolling, and I randomly noticed this video clip,” she instructed The Put up. “And I claimed this is the cutest freaking pet at any time. I want this doggy … how is he not adopted.”
She submitted an software for the 3-12 months-aged, 10-pound Terrier Chihuahua combine to Badass Pet Rescue. They invited her to an adoption celebration to meet up with Bob and master more about him. He’d ended up in a shelter in Ga for mysterious motives and then was sent north, where he was fostered by many family members. The different moves experienced left him shaken.
“The volunteer instructed me that Bob has concerns,” Letlow recalled “He was on panic medicine and was tremendous, tremendous timid, to the stage wherever I was hoping to contact him, and he was shaking.”
But she was not deterred.
“I like an underdog,” she quipped.
Letlow began the adoption process, which took just more than a thirty day period and noticed her competing for Bob with pet lovers from throughout the country. Right after a thorough vetting, bundled a home visit and references, Badass sent the news that Bob was hers.
“It was a make any difference of locating the appropriate particular person,” stated Letlow.
She picked him up on December 10, but her new roommate was originally much too terrified to go inside of Letlow’s home and nipped at her. She finally coaxed him by way of the door and he speedily retreated to a corner, refusing to consume or go to the bathroom for times.
Just after about a week, and with the help of a coach despatched by Badass, the pair manufactured progress. 1 evening, Letlow went out with close friends and returned residence to uncover her small pooch was not in his typical corner.
“I was like ‘Where is Bob?’” she explained. “He was on the sofa. I sat down and he nudged me and [gave me] a ‘pet me’ seem and we’ve been best pals at any time due to the fact.”
She even took him to her parents’ Pennsylvania home for Xmas, and he cuddled and sniffed his way into her family’s heart.
“He did wonderful. They completely beloved him.”
Bob is now thriving and loving his new lifestyle — in particular when Letlow cooks him rooster breast.
“He is quite chill, so just one of his most loved issues to do is hop on the sofa with me and check out Netflix. He’s my shadow,” she explained. “He’s the fantastic New York doggy,” she extra. “He just needed to arrive out of his shell.”