A video of a shelter dog adopted by a man named Sam Clearance has gone viral. Everyone who saw the video was amazed by the incredible closeness between the rescue dog and his new owner.
Although a close relationship between dogs and owners is quite common, the dog in the video wouldn’t let go of Sam’s arm, even in the middle of the road trip to his new home.
As we can all see, the dog called Stanley is more than grateful that Sam is adopting him and giving him a new home. We can’t imagine what Stanley had to go through in his life previously, but now we can see he is more than happy to be given a second chance in life.
His owner used to be a volunteer at Christchurch Bull Breed Dog Rescue located in New Zealand. He was a dog walker, and it was in the shelter where he first met Stanley.
Even though that was years ago, Sam remembers the first time he saw the clingy dog which was only 6 months old. He was found and rescued on an abandoned property with another puppy and his mom. The shelter asked Sam if he could take care of one of the rescued puppies for a few weeks.
Initially, Sam was supposed to take care of the puppy until they find a permanent home for him. But, he knew the dog will become a foster fail.
He was terrified when we got home, and it took him an hour to slowly come out of the car, Clarence recalled the day he brought Stanley home. Once he got out, I gave him a big bath, some food and a comfy bed in front of the fire.
It took some patience and time, but Stanley managed to adjust to living in Sam’s home. They even slept in the same bed.
As a pup, he would sleep with me on the bed and we could never not be touching, Sam shared. He would lay behind me and always have at least a paw touching my back; if I moved, he moved.
They were so close so Sam completely fell for the dog. He opened the doors of his home for Stanley, making him as his official new dog-partner. The once shy puppy has now blossomed into a clingy dog.
Although he’s not a puppy anymore, Stanley never outgrow his habit of always touching his owner. He does it everywhere, even in the car when Sam is driving.
We have to be touching at all times. He’s very forceful about it, Sam told The Dodo.
If I’m driving we have to be in contact, or he will force it upon me, Sam said. If we are watching TV, [the] same thing. I will get paws flying at me until I touch him. It’s just his quirk. If I’m not around, he will do it to my housemate as well.
Sam likes to call his dog a ‘velcro dog’ being extremely clingy. It’s a term that describes dogs who wouldn’t separate from their owners even for a minute.
Stanley is a lucky dog, as Sam doesn’t mind his dog’s clingy nature. What’s more, he always takes him to outdoor adventures across the country.
He just lives to please so goes with the flow, Clarence added. He’s a very happy chappy and a laugh a minute. I’ve never known a dog with such a big personality.
The heart-warming closeness of Sam and Stanley is a living proof that to dogs, we are their whole world. So, it’s only fair to pay more attention to these loving and loyal friends. You can watch the whole video here.