Dog arrives at shelter with letter from kid who loved him.

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Dog arrives at shelter with letter from kid who loved him.

Animals arrive at shelters with many different stories to tell. Some come from abuse and neglect. Others are there because their families have to give them up because of changes in circumstance. Try as they might, they might not be able to re-home their beloved pets, and take them with heavy hearts to shelters.

Rhino Lightning arrived at the Humane Society of Utah in Murray from a loving home. He came from a family with small children, and the loving dog, who didn’t seem to know his own size, simply got too excited and energetic when playing and often knocked his kids down.

It was clear that Rhino was well-loved, though, since he came with a list of instructions from one of the children in his former family. The letter not only was filled with practical advice, but praise and love for the dog.

“Rhino is a striped dream,” the letter read. “His cheeks make a lot of slobber.” The letter added that Rhino doesn’t like cats, water or snow.

“He was my puppy. I really hope he is in a good environment. I really miss him. I wish he knew that he was a pretty puppy,” the instructions add.

Rhino’s letter was the first time a pet came with a letter to the shelter. “It’s the first time that a child has done this, and it was very heartbreaking to see from his perspective his relationship and friendship with this dog, but we hope that he sees the story and knows that his best friend is going to find a new home,” DeAnn Shepherd, a Humane Society of Utah worker, told Fox13.

Rhino’s letter went viral, and the resulting attention helped Rhino get adopted quickly. He’s now happily settled in a new home — one that’s as full as love as the family he came from.

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