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Dog Waited On The Porch For Weeks After His Family Moved Away

Cupid watched as his family packed, loaded boxes into their car and drove away. He wasn’t sure what was happening or why he wasn’t invited to join them.All he knew was that this place was his home. And he hoped that if he waited long enough, his family would return.

Neighbors called Janine Guido, founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, to report a dog sleeping on the porch of a house in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “All I was told was that his owners moved out and left him behind,” Guido told The Dodo. “I asked multiple other people if they knew anything about the dog and they just said, ‘They moved out.’”Guido spotted Cupid eating out of the dumpster, but when she tried to approach him, he ran back to his safe place. He frantically jumped up and scratched at his door — begging to be let in.That small act broke Guido’s heart.

Guido tried to convince Cupid to take some food, but the nervous dog bolted.After 30 minutes of chasing the dog through alleyways, Guido finally figured out how to win his trust. All she had to do was to tell him that things were going to be OK: “It sounds dumb but I swear he knew what I was saying to him,” Guido said. “He literally came over and sat down and allowed me to leash him.” She continued to explain what was happening to Cupid the whole ride home.

Since arriving at the rescue, Cupid is slowly getting used to his new surroundings. “He has been nothing but the sweetest gentleman since coming to the rescue,” Guido said. “You can tell he’s still really confused. But he is happy to meet everyone with a wagging tail.”

Once Cupid’s finished all his vet checkups, he will be ready to start the search for his forever home. And Guido is feeling optimistic that Cupid’s luck is about to change.“I don’t think that will be hard to find because he truly is the sweetest guy,” Guido said.As he’s already shown, the loyal dog’s willing to wait as long as it takes for the perfect family to show up.