Royce was one of the strays found in the streets of Miami in Florida. A local shelter took him in and he was wounded and bruised the first time he was found.
Shortly after his arrival, he was adopted, but not too long as well, he was returned. Later on, Royce was, once again, adopted. But like the first, he was returned, again.
Having been returned for a second time gave the shelter the impression that Royce might be ‘unadoptable’ – and it won’t take long before the shelter puts him down.
July 2017, one kindhearted volunteer went on Facebook and published a post concerning Royce and his dilemma hoping that there is at least one individual who would come across the post and help the dog.
Fortunately, the post made its way to David Sebba’s newsfeed. In that moment, he made the decision that he is taking Royce home.
He said, “His natural smile struck me, it’s hard to explain. I knew that as a returned dog, his chances of getting out again were slim, so I made the decision to add him to our family.”
But it wasn’t that simple. Royce was in Miami and Sebba was in Orlando. Regardless, Sebba had an unwavering desire to take the pooch in. He contacted the shelter and requested that Royce be placed on hold.
Sebba drove a distance of over 200 miles to meet his new furbaby.
“I remembered being worried that I wasn’t going to make it before they closed”, he said. Thankfully, he made it in time.
That same day, Royce’s adoption was made official. In his new furdad’s car, on a long drive, Royce was excited and anxious at the same time. After more than one failed adoption, he isn’t sure where exactly he is being taken to.
While Sebba hasn’t discussed adopting Royce with his wife, she was head over heels in love with him in an instant.
Everything was great since Royce came home to Orlando, except for one thing – Sebba had cats and Royce didn’t exactly know how to be with them. Fearful that Royce might unintentionally hurt their cats, Sebba came up with a solution.
His mother was living by herself so he thought, Royce would make the best companion and turns out, he was right.
Royce bonded with his new furmom and they developed an incredible relationship . While Royce is still an energetic dog, nothing more can make him happier than curling up and cuddling with his mom.
Photo Credits to David Sebba via The Dodo