After so long in the shelter, everyone assumed there was something wrong with Higgins. “His face always had such a worried look on it that he was a little intimidating when he was in his kennel,” Renner said. “People just walked past him.”
“Nobody ever came looking for him, nobody ever cared,” she added
It was a question that Renner said was brought up often. Weeks turned into months, which turned into years. Suddenly, it had been six and a half years since the German Shepherd arrived.
Those working at the shelter watched Higgins grow older, hoping that someone would open their home to him eventually.
While Higgins was properly raised in the Humane Society’s care, a shelter doesn’t compare to the love of a proper family.
“We wanted him to be able to crawl up onto a soft couch and watch TV, run in his own backyard and have his very own person to love,” the Human Society wrote on Facebook.