An elderly, sick dog with a heavy past stays 10 years in a shelter before meeting the one who will change his life (video)


The members of a shelter seemed to lose hope that Tofu, a little spoiled pooch, would one day be adopted by a loving home. Fortunately, one fine day, the dog will find the one that was made for him.




Tofu went through a lot of tough times in his life. He arrived in a shelter when he was 4 years old. The dog had been abused by its former master. Then, over time, his health deteriorated. He became blind and had one of his 4 legs amputated following the onset of cancer.

Illustration of the article: An old, sick dog with a heavy past stays 10 years in a shelter before meeting the one who will change his life (video)

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The poor Tofu seemed to accumulate misfortunes. But that’s not all… The years went by, and the adopters were obviously not ready to welcome him. These frequently seek out healthy young puppies, and have probably been put off by the old dog’s vulnerability.

Hope seemed to be fading, and the members of the shelter thought there was no longer any chance that Tofu not be adopted. But one fine day, the dog crossed paths with Danielaand his life finally took another turn…

Illustration of the article: An old, sick dog with a heavy past stays 10 years in a shelter before meeting the one who will change his life (video)

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On the way to better days

Daniela always dreamed”to adopt a handicapped, elderly and deaf dog“, as she relates to BoredPanda, and to give him the chance to enjoy life as much as other dogs. So one day, she called a friend of hers who worked at the shelter, and asked her what the oldest adoptable dog there was.

Illustration of the article: An old, sick dog with a heavy past stays 10 years in a shelter before meeting the one who will change his life (video)

Danila Molinari / Instagram

Daniela knew all the sufferings of Tofu, and already lived with 5 doggies! But after a long discussion with her husband, they decided to take the 14-year-old dog in and give him all the love he needed.

A month passed between this decision and the arrival of Tofu in his new home. The dog still had to undergo certain surgeries, and in particular that of the amputation of his paw. Daniela and his family took advantage of this expectation by buying toys, a doghouse, a necklace and clothes for their newcomer.

A “gift from God” for his mistress



Installing Tofu went wonderfully. The dog quickly adapted to his new home, despite his physical condition. “Tofu has learned to walk around the house without bumping into objects or the wall. I believe that after being rescued from abuse and spending 10 years in a shelter, he can feel that something magical has happened in his life and now he is going to be really happy.”

Daniela has been filled since the arrival of Tofu. Pained by his story and admiring his journey, she is happy to know that he is now safe.

Illustration of the article: An old, sick dog with a heavy past stays 10 years in a shelter before meeting the one who will change his life (video)

Danila Molinari / Instagram

The story of Tofu is a message of hope for all other old and sick dogs who have been in shelters for far too long. Regardless of its age, or its state of health, each dog is capable of making its future owner happy.






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