Watch How This Senior Pitbull’s Life Transformed Thanks to a TikTok Star!

A little over a year ago, Jack’s life took a turn for the worse. His owners decided they no longer wanted him and surrendered the senior Pitbull to the Pennsylvania SPCA in Philadelphia. (Watch the video below)

When Jack first arrived at the shelter, he was 12 years old, but he still had plenty of energy and love to give. Everyone thought he would find a home—or at least a foster family—quickly. After all, who wouldn’t want to spend their days with such a sweet senior Pitbull?

Senior Pitbull in Shelter for Over a Year Befriends Influencer & Earns Freedom

Sadly, no one came forward for Jack. Weeks turned into months, and Jack’s 13th birthday came and went with no place to call home. Eventually, he reached his one-year anniversary at the shelter without any adoption applications or fosters stepping up.

Fortunately, Jack didn’t have to spend that year alone. A social media influencer helped keep his spirits up and spread the word about this lovable Pitbull in need.

Volunteers Give Shelter Dogs Life-Saving Time & Affection

Shelter staff members do their best to give dogs as much attention and love as possible, but there’s always too much to do and too few hours in the day. Volunteers who sign up to walk shelter dogs or give them a day out are lifesavers. Even small moments of affection from volunteers can vastly improve the mental health of shelter pups.

Rachel, a social media influencer and animal advocate, shared videos about dogs in need on her TikTok account. She visited Jack at the shelter, took him for walks, and brought him on special adventures. They went to the creek, played with toys, took car rides, and even had sleepovers where Jack would be pampered.

Senior Pitbull in Shelter for Over a Year Befriends Influencer & Earns Freedom

Every time Rachel saw Jack at the shelter, he was eagerly waiting! This sweet senior Pitbull craved human affection, but it seemed like other people weren’t seeing his charm.

Then, Jack got his big break! Did Rachel’s TikToks make this happen? Who knows, but thousands of people are rooting for Jack to have his happily ever after.

In a TikTok video posted in mid-May 2024, Rachel announced that Jack has found a foster! After more than a year at the shelter, Jack is going to a home where he can live in comfort until he finds a forever family. Jack’s journey isn’t over yet, but it’s about to get a lot more joyful!

@rachelishaa

If you have been following Jack’s story, here is his update. Someone came to foster him ❤️. You did it! Im glad I got to make your time at the shelter a little better during this past year. #adoptaseniordog #adopt #fosteraseniordog

♬ Solas X Interstellar – Gabriel Albuquerqüe

Jack Finally Gets a Foster—But He Still Needs a Home!

Senior Pitbull in Shelter for Over a Year Befriends Influencer & Earns Freedom

In a TikTok video posted in mid-May of 2024, Rachel announced that Jack has found a foster! After more than a year at the shelter, Jack is going to a home to live in comfort until he finds a forever family. Jack’s journey isn’t over yet, but it’s about to get a lot more joyful!

Jack still needs a forever home, and if you’re in the Philadelphia area and want a low-key dog who just wants to spend his golden years soaking up your love, Jack might be perfect for you so please reach out to the  Pennsylvania SPCA in Philadelphia.

Senior Pitbull in Shelter for Over a Year Befriends Influencer & Earns Freedom

Jack is described as sweet as can be and very gentle, though he would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Jack loves all people, but he’s a little uncomfortable around small kids and would prefer a home with no young children. Jack just wants an easy retirement where he can enjoy being the center of attention. 


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