It’s a big ask for an American household to adopt a dog, but that’s what dog adoption is all about.
And it’s not just for those in the states that are currently adopting.
In Oklahoma, a couple in their early 60s is now the proud parents of a dog named Hoda.
“She’s our baby girl,” said the husband, who asked to be identified only as John.
“She’s going to be the one to carry on the family tradition of bringing joy to people when we adopt dogs.”
Hoda was adopted by Hoda’s new mother, who’s been adopting dogs for years, but Hoda was never adopted.
When she was born, she was not fully conscious of her family and was kept in a medically induced coma in a nursing home.
After Hoda recovered and she regained her mind, John and his wife decided to bring Hoda home.
“We decided that we were going to give her a home, and we had a dog and we were ready to take her,” said John.
When Hoda arrived in Oklahoma City, she had a hard time adapting to her new life, but she’s now an active member of the Oklahoman community and is doing well.
“We are going to bring her back,” said Hoda, her bright red head a bright red, bright red face.
John says he hopes Hoda can help other people through this tough time in their lives.
“I want Hoda to help us get through this hard time, so she can help us find the love of a family member and to make us feel more loved,” he said.