Calgary's longest running shelter dog returned shortly after being adopted

Jul 15 2019, 6:08 pm

A German shepherd, who became the star of a viral video last week, has been returned to the Calgary Humane Society shelter within a week of being adopted.

Moe, who had been in the shelter for 124 days, almost found a forever home last week on July 8. The staff at CHS were beyond thrilled to see him finally paired with a family.

Unfortunately, Moe was returned to the shelter a week later because the owners had a hard time trying to physically manage him.

Moe is a nine-year-old, large German shepherd/hound dog and it requires a certain level of physical competence to handle a dog like Moe.

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The Calgary Humane Society spoke to Daily Hive on the phone and said that returning Moe — while an upsetting outcome — was the most responsible thing for the adopters to have done.

You can find more about Moe and adoption information here.

In Moe’s own words (from the Calgary Humane Society’s website):

Woof! Moe here! I’m a fun loving guy looking for a home that can share my enthusiasm for the outdoors! I am still learning how to play nicely because I tend to be a bit rough when I get excited so a home with kids 15 years or older would be perfect for me. I’m a bit of an aloof guy at first – but trust that once you get to know me I am the sweetest dog! Do you have a loving home that you can offer me? Yes? Great! Since I’m currently hanging out with my foster family, you’ll need to contact my friends in Adoptions at 403-205-4455 ext. 6503 to arrange a visit!