Anthony Rogers is a man who may not have many possessions, but he has a loyal companion in his Staffordshire terrier, Bobo. Despite facing difficulties that led him to become homeless in Memphis, Tennessee, Anthony can always rely on the unwavering love and devotion of his furry friend who never leaves his side.
Despite his own financial struggles, Anthony always prioritized providing for Bobo. One morning, to his dismay, he discovered that Bobo was no longer with him.
In a rush, Anthony searched the nearby streets but had no luck in finding his missing dog. Despite keeping a positive outlook, he also feared the worst as he assisted his friend in distributing lost dog flyers throughout the city. Time passed, and there was still no news about Bobo’s whereabouts. Until one day, Anthony’s friend received a phone call from someone at Memphis Animal Services claiming to have found a dog that looked like Bobo!
Upon noticing the missing dog posters in Memphis, the worker at the shelter was uncertain if the dog they had taken in was the same one. Anthony wasted no time and rushed to the shelter to investigate. As soon as the door opened, it was evident to everyone that the dog belonged to Anthony. Bobo, the dog, jumped into his owner’s arms with such enthusiasm that it brought tears to everyone’s eyes.
According to Katie Pemberton, a spokesperson for the animal shelter, witnessing unadulterated delight was an extraordinary experience. She expressed that everyone at the shelter felt lucky to have witnessed such a beautiful moment. Working at animal shelters can be incredibly demanding emotionally, and seeing something so joyous is like refueling one’s energy.
When Bobo was under the care of the shelter, he underwent various procedures such as spaying, microchipping, and being given vaccines to ensure his overall health and wellness. Fortunately, Bobo tested negative for heartworm, which is a great relief.
The shelter shared on their Facebook page that they had reunited Bobo with his owner, Anthony. They also provided Bobo with a year’s worth of heartworm treatment, food, a harness, leash, collar, and ID tag to ensure his well-being. The shelter reported that Bobo was in good health and happy to be back with Anthony. A heartwarming video of their reunion went viral, and a friend started a GoFundMe page that raised $16,850 to help Anthony and Bobo get back on their feet. It was a beautiful moment filled with unfiltered and unrestrained joy, shared between a homeless man and his beloved dog.