A young man meets a dog at the shelter with a curious smile and takes him home

The story of a cute dog with a special smile: In an animal shelter, a young man comes across a curious dog who always shows his teeth. He catches her attention so much that he decides to completely change his life.

Dustin Kelley was visiting dogs at the local shelter in his town when a dog came to his attention due to his unusual behavior. Unlike other dogs barking in their kennel, a Golden Retriever named Zeus sat in the corner of his kennel with his head bowed.

Dustin wasn’t looking to adopt, but when he learned the sad-looking dog would be euthanized the next day due to overpopulation, he changed his mind.

© Facebook/ Dustin Kelley

A young man meets a dog with a curious smile

Despite this, the shelter wouldn’t let Dustin take Zeus home, as he wasn’t suitable for adoption. Shelter staff bluntly explained that the dog was basically “unadoptable” due to his habit of always baring his teeth.

Dustin told The Dodo:

“The shelter told me he had ‘aggressive behavior’, like smiling, and that he probably wouldn’t make a good dog because he was untrained and unsocial. But I was drawn to this sad animal in the corner of his kennel, told him I would take him and if he didn’t belong in my home, I would give him at least a few weeks to live. »

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© Facebook/ Dustin Kelley

After filing the adoption papers, the boy got his first glimpse of Zeus’ strange smile, and it wasn’t what he expected.

Dustin added:

“The shelter manager took him out of his kennel and brought him to the hall so we could leave. I’m not going to lie, I was really a little scared at first. »

For the first few months after his adoption, Zeus was still the same sad little dog from the animal shelter; nothing seemed to cheer him up or make him happy. Even though he was in his new home, he didn’t smile, wag his tail or show his true personality, he was like a stranger.

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© Facebook/ Dustin Kelley

But once he started to trust his new master, his strange smile returned, but this time with a completely different meaning.

Dustin then recounts:

“After three months he started smiling all day, every day, and that’s when I realized he was showing his teeth because he was excited, not because he was angry. . »

Apparently, when Zeus realized Dustin wasn’t going to give up on him, he decided to show off his loving personality and started to shine. Five years later, Zeus’ quirky smile has become his adorable trademark and everyone recognizes him for it.

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© Facebook/ Dustin Kelley

Dustin added:

“Everyone loves it! Strangers usually laugh and want to give him a lot of love as soon as they see him. »

Every time they go to the vet, groomer, pet store, Starbucks, and other places, her smile is the most anticipated of them all.

This is why Dustin then specifies:

“As soon as they see him coming, they shout to their colleagues: ‘The smiling golden dog is back!’ And they all run to see him. »

The young man could not have imagined that Zeus would be the ideal pet, and he is very happy to have adopted him and that the dog has trusted him.

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© Facebook/ Dustin Kelley

Dustin:

“He was with me through some of the worst times of my life. And every bad day, his smile made me smile.

The young man may have saved the life of Zeus, but he is sure that they help each other to have a totally happy life.

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