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Parents adopt daughter's dogs after she passes away in a heartwarming gesture

An elderly couple cared for their daughter's dogs after she passed away to keep her memory alive.

Parents adopt daughter's dogs after she passes away in a heartwarming gesture
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Taking in pets after their owners pass away is truly a noble act, demanding immense love, care, and commitment to ensure these animals stay healthy and lead joyful lives. u/Top_Curve8265 shared a post about how their sister passed away and their parents decided to take care of her dogs. The post has got 13K upvotes and 159 comments on the website. The individual shared how their daughter cherished her two dogs: Frida, a brown Dachshund, and Lara, a silver Schnauzer.

Image Source: Reddit | u/Top_Curve8265
Image Source: Reddit | u/Top_Curve8265

In the post, we see the individual's father seated on the sofa with three dogs comfortably sleeping right next to him. They wrote, "My Mom sent me this photo of them napping with my Dad and their dog (middle)." Since the parents volunteered to take care of their daughter's dogs after her demise, the individual felt that there was still "a piece of her" that stayed with the family. People who saw the post were deeply touched by the parent's heartfelt gesture and shared their thoughts in the comments section.

Image Source: Reddit | u/Wittgenstienwasright
Image Source: Reddit | u/Wittgenstienwasright
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Image Source: Reddit | u/PEKU1954

u/jazzhandsdancehands said, "The loss across the board. Those little furry souls do not understand but know loss. I'm sorry for the loss of your sister. I hope you manage to manage grief as gently as possible." Another individual, u/CyclonexJack, shared, "Sorry about your sister OP. I'm glad her dogs have a family to be with. My brother passed about a week ago and every time I see his dog curled up where he used to sit, It really makes me sad." u/Sunny_Sammie_517 expressed, "So sorry for your loss, my heartfelt condolences. That being said, if I were to pass, it's my greatest hope my family would do something similar with my dog."

Image Source: Instagram | @austinpetsalive
Image Source: Instagram | @austinpetsalive

Adopting animals is a common practice, but most people tend to ignore older dogs when they visit pet shelters. This is understandable as they may have many health issues, which can be problematic for first-time pet owners who are relatively inexperienced.

After spending 700 days in a shelter, one fortunate senior dog saw his dream come true when a 74-year-old grandmother, Jeanette, adopted him.

Beluga, the dog, was taken in by Austin Pets Alive! in 2022 due to various health challenges.


 
 
 
 
 
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His condition was dire, as he was blind and suffered from arthritis along with several other neurological issues. However, Beluga did not let any of these setbacks get to him and managed to win over the shelter staff's hearts with his lovable attitude.

Despite his special needs making him a less ideal adoption choice, the dedicated shelter team created an Instagram page, @adopt_beluga, to boost his adoption prospects.


 
 
 
 
 
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Fast forward to February of 2024, when Jeanette arrived at the shelter to meet another pup. The grandma had lost two of her senior dogs the previous year. While she had no idea about Beluga, the wonderful dog managed to get her attention. Jeanette knew how to take care of older dogs and after getting to know Beluga, knew she could not leave him behind in the shelter. She adopted the dog and took him to his home, where he was renamed "Velcro" because he was always by her side.

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