PHOTO: Who's More Happy About This Adoption, The Dog or His New Owner? Tough Call
A Facebook photo of a dog with his new owner is touching the hearts of people all over the Internet
Can’t you just feel the love?
A photo shared by the Detroit Dog Rescue received 24,000 Facebook likes and it’s easy to see why. It features a newly adopted pooch — formerly known as Sir Wiggleton — with his brand new owner, and the smiles on both of their faces are best described as pure joy.
“We know this photo is going to break the internet and we apologize, but we had to share!” the Detroit Dog Rescue wrote on Facebook when they posted the pic on Monday. “After almost 100 days in the shelter, Sir Wiggleton just got adopted. Sir Wiggleton and his new Dad are celebrating adoption day with huge smiles all around!”
According to The Oakland Press, Dad’s name is Dan Tillery, and he’s a musician who adopted the pooch with his girlfriend.
“[My girlfriend and I] have been wanting a dog forever, but the place we were renting would not allow dogs. We just recently purchased our first home. All ours. And dogs are allowed,” he said.
Tillery spotted the dog online and tells the Press it was love at first sight.
“I said, ‘If he’s anything like he looks, I’ll take him.’ He is just like this,” he said. “He’s a big, fast, loving goofball. Face licker, likes to play. … He’s the most handsome pup. He’s super happy to be here, and I’m super happy to have him here.”
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In a video posted on Tillery’s Facebook page on Wednesday, it’s clear the love between these two guys goes both ways — it ends with the dog licking Tillery’s face for what seems like fur-ever.
“This guy is such a lover,” Tillery says in the video. “He pins you down and makes you let him kiss you.”
The rescue who helped Diggy find his forever is feeling the love, too.
“After 100 days at Detroit Dog Rescue we are thrilled to see Diggy so happy,” director Kristina Rinaldi tells PEOPLE in an email. “Thankfully we are able to work hard with the city of Detroit to save amazing dogs like Diggy! Being the ONLY no-kill shelter in Detroit can be a tough job and Diggy puts a smile on all our faces!”