At approximately 18 months old, he was only 18Lbs. A Black Lab Pit mix. They didn’t know if he would survive. Sean took a good look, & saw he had a strong will to survive, so he decided they should give him that chance, & not to euthanize him. His progress was posted often, as people were following his story. He started to gain many fans. Sofie , a teen volunteer at Sean’s spent a lot of time with him. She posted pics of him often. She has a Facebook page called “NYC Teens For Animals” .
John’s Popularity soon spread all over the world. He was considered a miracle to have survived. As time went by, people wanted to adopt him. I watched his progress, so happy he was doing well, but at the same time, I would still cry at the thought of what he went through.
One particular pic that was posted, I could just look into his soulful eyes, I fell in love. More time had passed, Finally the post I was waiting for. John is ready to be adopted! OMG! I want to adopt this baby so bad. I want to spoil him, & Give him love he never knew. With so many wanting him, I didn’t think I had a chance. I quickly emailed as requested, telling of my family & life, anything they might need to know. I called a few times telling them I’d love to meet him. Finally an appointment, I was so excited. I asked my husband to leave work early. I can’t even describe the feeling, when I first saw him. It was just total love. We spent a few hours with him. I was so amazed just looking at him. I think I entered a state of shock. We were asked if we could continue our visits & we did. By the 4th visit he wanted to leave with us, refusing to go back to his kennel. I felt so bad each day, having to leave him. By the 5th day we were told, we would be able to adopt him. I was ecstatic. Couple days later we went to sign his adoption papers.
They filmed the event & included it in Sean Casey’s Documentary “Rescue Brooklyn” . I promised I would protect him with my life, & I would bring him to visit all the people that helped & love him. I don’t want him to lose any of his true friends. Sofie spending so much time with him, developed a bond. Being the same age as my daughter, they found a lot in common, & became good friends.
John now attends adoption events in hopes of encouraging & inspiring others to adopt. He still has many fans keeping up with him from my posts. We now have him over a year & a half, February will make 2 years. We spoil him so much, we take him everywhere with us. We just started to teach him to stay home sometimes. I feel so bad doing this, but I know we need to do this. He’s part of the family & he knows this.”