In the U.S., there are about 70 million homeless dogs and cats trying to survive. Fortunately, some of them are adopted into loving homes.
Romee is one of those lucky enough to end up in a loving adoptive family.
Married couple Russel and Courtney Reynolds were driving on a road “in the middle of nowhere” in Georgia, as Courtney described the area.
From the car, Russel spots a dog alone on the side of the road. They stop driving, and he walks to the dog to check on it.
When he crouches down, the dog immediately starts jumping on him and licking his face. You can see in the video how excited the dog is to be with Russel.
Russel picks the dog up and hugs his new furry friend. They begin walking back towards the road.
Even when Russel is holding and carrying the dog, her tail is constantly wagging, and you can tell how happy she is.
Courtney, Russel’s wife, knew immediately that the dog was coming home with them unless they could find the dog’s owners.
The couple then brought the dog to PetSmart and bought her food. She immediately gulped down the dog food, finishing two bowls of food and licking her bowl clean.
Courtney said that it seemed like the dog had not eaten in a month.
After feeding her, Russel and Courtney brought her to a vet to check if she had a pet chip or any sign of a home. She didn’t have any of these. So, the couple was free to keep her.
They took the homeless dog home and named her Romee.
Russell and Romee had a special relationship from the very beginning.
“I love watching Romee and my husband because their relationship is unmatched. I’ve never seen anything like it. I loved it from the second he picked her up,” Courtney told the Dodo.
At first, Romee was shy around them. It took about two days for her to feel completely comfortable with them.
Now, they’re best friends.
Russell even tells Romee, “Daddy loves ya,” when cuddling and hugging her.
You can tell how much he loves her even in the video.
After a while, Russel and Courtney got a new puppy, Hallie. They got her to become Romee’s companion.
Unlike other dogs that need time to get used to each other, Romee and Hallie were inseparable from the start.
Romee is the older dog and the leader of their two-dog pack. They don’t hurt or fight with each other.
When Hallie becomes too riled up, Romee puts her in her place, but always lovingly.
Today, Romee and Hallie are living happily with the Reynolds family.
While Romee and Hallie are lucky to be part of a loving family, Russel and Courtney are equally fortunate to have such fun and playful pets.
Not every day do you see dogs and humans have an instant connection.
However, this is what happened between Russel and Romee.
We’re so happy that we were able to witness this adorable story.