All dogs are special in their own way, but it takes an equally special owner to bring out their best qualities. This one rescue dog kept getting returned to the shelter. Finally, she was adopted by one woman who realized what a treasure she got!
20. Wandering Around
This adorable little dog is called Penny. PetCo employees were walking around when they noticed her wandering around with no owner in sight. She looked incredibly lost…
19. A Stray
After watching her for a bit, the employees realized that Penny was obviously a stray. They couldn’t very well leave her alone so they decided to intervene. The employees brought her to a local shelter.
18. The Shelter
Penny was brought to a local shelter where she was promptly put up for adoption. The adorable puppy was quickly scooped up by a family. However, the good news didn’t last long…
Unfortunately, Penny didn’t end up staying with that family for very long. She was returned to the shelter and then put back up for adoption again. It was then a new family adopted her.
16. Same Situation
Once again, Penny found herself a part of a family that couldn’t keep her for long. She was once again returned to the shelter. This situation kept happening and it was very upsetting to poor Penny.
15. Perfect Person
The shelter knew that all Penny needed was the perfect person to show up and adopt her. The staff at the shelter remained hopeful. Then a miracle happened…
14. A Woman
One day, a woman by the name of Leonora Anzaldua came into the shelter looking for a dog. That day she went out of her way to adopt the “unwanted puppy.”
Even though Leonora knew that Penny had been returned several times that didn’t deter her. In fact, it only seemed to interest her more in the sweet pup. She ended up being the one that gave Penny her name!
12. Going Home
Leonora brought Penny home with her and began teaching the puppy some simple commands. Penny was a fast learner and picked up on the commands quickly. Soon she mastered sit, stay, and roll-over.
11. Enjoying Learning
The 8-month-old puppy continued to show a lot of interest in learning. Leonora quickly picked up on this and decided to hone in on this. That’s when she purchased a shape sorter.
10. Shape Sorter
Shape sorters are a toddler toy that kids use to figure out which shape goes into which hole. Leonora began to show Penny how to sort out the shapes and figure out how to sort them. Leonora was blown away by Penny’s progress!
9. Smart Pup
Penny quickly picked up learning her shapes. She learned in such a sort amount of time that even Leonora herself was blown away. She couldn’t believe what a smart dog she had in her hands.
8. Plastic Letters
Leonora then decided that she wanted to take the learning one step further. Penny seemed to really enjoy all of the mental stimulation so Leonora went ahead and bought big plastic letters. That’s when the spelling lessons began.
7. Spelling Lessons
Leonora brought the big plastic letters back to the house and spent countless hours teaching Penny how to spell out her name. It wasn’t long before Penny figured out which letters spelled out her name. Leonora was so proud!
6. Social Media
Leonora was so proud of her little Penny that she decided to share the feat on social media. She created an Instagram account dedicated to Penny, @pennyloggins.
5. Showing Off
Leonora uploaded a video of Penny spelling out her name. Leonora helps out a bit by pulling out the right letters and Penny sets them in the right order. It’s amazing to see.
Users that watched the video on the Instagram account were blown away by Penny’s spelling skills. After all, it’s not every day you see a dog that can spell its own name. There were tons of positive feedback on the post!
3. Positive Feedback
Instagram followers of Penny’s account left some of the most encouraging feedback. One user wrote: “Way to go penny you are adorable.” Another wrote: “What a smart baby. Smarter than some people I know.”
Penny can even count as well. Leonora will place two dog treats in front of her and ask how many there are, to which Penny lifts up the number 2! It’s truly mind-blowing.
1. Taking A Chance
Leonora decided to take a chance on a puppy that many others deserted. She turned out to be the perfect owner for Penny as she saw something in the sweet puppy that no one else saw. What a happy ending!