New home owners adopt 12-year-old dog left behind: “She’s got us now”


Homeowners who moved onto a farm were stunned to learn the previous occupants abandoned their dog, but upon seeing the sweet dog’s face, they knew what they had to do.

A March 13 TikTok video posted by @justleeog shows one of the new homeowner’s faces as she couldn’t believe a dog walked up to her on the property. Turns out this 12-year-old senior dog named Cookie has been coming to visit the new owners.

They decided to feed the dog every time she visited. In the clip, Cookie cautiously walks up to the homeowner with her tail wagging happily as if to say hello. Her eyes were filled with sadness and excitement, but ultimately, she was showing thankfulness. She would no longer have to be alone as this family has come to live on the land.

The caption reads: “Old workers left her behind and haven’t come back to claim her. She’s been here without owners for 6 years…”

Despite being left behind by the previous owners and workers, this family welcomed the Cookie into their family with open arms.

“She’s got us now,” one of the owner’s comments reads, confirming to others that she would no longer be alone.

The TikToker also told viewers in the comment section that this dog is her partner’s “work buddy” and she’s part of the family. She’s out, ready to work starting at 4 a.m. She’ll stay out there until nighttime.

Newsweek reached out to @justleeog via TikTok for additional information.

How Did TikTokers React?

The TikTok clip reached 237,800 views, 15,300 likes, and 273 comments as of Tuesday, heartbroken someone could do this to a dog.

“Who does that to a dog? They don’t deserve to have or work with animals. Thanks for taking her in,” commented a viewer.

Another added: “Give that sweet baby the love it deserves!”

A third person wrote: “Thank you for taking her in. My heart breaks for all the furry babies left behind.”

The unfortunate reality is owners abandon their pets or surrender them for several reasons including lack of commitment, time, changed life situations, financial difficulties, behavioral issues, and the animal’s age.

The American Humane Society recommends working with them, or your local shelter, to find the best solution for you and your pet if you find yourself in a situation where you can no longer care for your pet.

A stock image of a black stray dog looking at camera. A family took in an abandoned dog.

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