DENVER — After 119 days in the shelter, there's great adoption news for Daisy the dog – she found a home.
Her adopter drove more than two hours to pick her up.
9NEWS reported last week that Daisy was surrendered by her owners to the Denver Animal Shelter in September. A woman from Cañon City saw the post about Daisy's shelter stay and knew she could offer her the perfect home.
The shelter shared a happy update on Facebook that shows her walk of freedom with her new owner.
"Thank you so much for posting this," Tammy Vigil from Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment said to 9NEWS. "Daisy got adopted today! Your story no doubt helped find her a good home! A lady drove two-and-a-half hours from Cañon City to adopt Daisy and she lives on two acres of property! We’re so happy for this sweet girl to have someone who really wanted her, especially after being at the shelter for so long."
Vigil reminded us that the shelter has many more homeless dogs who are also looking for loving homes. Find adoptable pets here.
The Denver shelter originally tweeted a video last week showing off Daisy's adorable smile as she sat on command and nabbed a treat out of the air.
Described as a volunteer and staff favorite, Daisy is a healthy, approximately 2-year-old spayed female, tan and white American Pit Bull Terrier mix and weighs in at just over 60 pounds.
"This adorable ham loves everyone she meets and she thinks she's a lap dog!" read Daisy's shelter profile. "She has a bit of a rambunctious play style so any resident dog should be able to handle her. Her previous owner also said that she LOVES the water!"
Shelter staff said Daisy may be too big for small children and suggested that any kids in the home should be old enough to handle Daisy's play style.
Her previous owners said that Daisy doesn't like small dogs but she had done well meeting other dogs at the shelter. They asked interested adopters to bring in their resident dog to meet Daisy to be sure they're a good match.
Staff said, "We absolutely love Daisy and we know you will too! If you're looking for your next bed hog then come meet Daisy today!"
Noted on her shelter profile, Daisy is a restricted breed in Denver. Any Denver resident interested in adopting Daisy would be required to purchase a breed-restricted permit for $30.
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