A partially blind dog with a permanent tremor has finally found her happy ending and a forever home after no one wanted to adopt her.
The Manchester dog sanctuary that gave Damaris the chance to be truly happy shared her heartwarming story and brought “tears” to her followers.
The Dogs 4 Rescue team took care of Romanian stray dog Damaris in October, after an “angel lady” in Romania “nursed her back to health and taught her to trust.”
Damaris had a devastating virus called distemper, which she “fought with all her might to survive”, but no one wanted to adopt her in Romania.
Miraculously, after just three days at Dogs 4 Rescue, she was given up for adoption and “immediately fit in” with her new family.
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On Monday, Dogs 4 Rescue shared the incredible news on their Facebook page in a heartwarming post that read, “We know everyone will be thrilled with this happy ending. Damaris has been adopted into a forever home.
“We chose to rescue Damaris because she was a dog that no one else wanted.
“She had suffered from distemper as a puppy, a highly contagious devastating viral disease that she fought with all her might to survive.
“It left her blind in one eye and with a permanent tremor that made her a little different.
“But we thought she was perfect and we wanted to give this fighter a chance at true happiness.
“He arrived from Romania on the happy bus in October. She was such a gentle girl.
“We thought she might be with us for a while to gain her trust, but she was one of those that surprised us, she was adopted within a few days and settled in brilliantly.
“At the end of October, she moved in with Louise, her family, and her new furry brother Jerry, for her trial, which we are pleased to announce has now become her forever home.”
Damaris’s new adoptive owner, Louise, said: “Thank you so much for letting us stay at Damaris. It’s safe to say that we all fell in love with her right away.
“She’s hilarious and fiery and doesn’t let anything stop her, she’s definitely the boss of the house!
“She fit right in. If she is not sleeping, she is playing with Jerry or scolding when she snores.
“When I saw her photo, my heart melted and I knew that I would do everything to give her a good life.
“Her missing eye and tremors make her even more special to us.
“Thank you to Emma for entrusting her to us and also her savior who originally saved her for making this possible.”
The Facebook post received more than 3,600 likes and 250 comments.
One supporter wrote: “This made me cry. Wouldn’t have stood a chance in a kennel rescue. Many thanks to her new family for giving her a chance.”
Another said: “I’m crying with happiness for Damaris and her family… D4R is amazing.”
A third commented: “Another post from you that made me cry…with happiness…because one of your beauties found her family. You are just fantastic and I wish Damaris and her new family happiness.”
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.