We want you to meet King. King is a 12-year-old dog who, up to this point, has had one heck of a rough life. One man stepped in with a plan to help find King a forever home, and it started with one extraordinary shopping spree.
You see, no one wanted to adopt King because he is so old.
Would the extra attention help the elderly boy to find a forever home?
So, what’s King’s story, anyway?
Well, As far as we can tell, King’s previous owner simply threw him out onto the streets to fend for himself.
Sadly, while he was out there all alone, someone hit King with their car.
In the accident, King ended up with a severely broken leg.
Workers at Marley’s Mutts took King to the Bakersfield Vet to have him patched up.
Unfortunately, King’s body rejected all the hardware the docs used to fix his leg — so they had to amputate it.
At the time, the vets worried that the elderly dog wouldn’t handle the surgery well, or the loss of his leg.
Well, it turns out, those fears were entirely unfounded. King came through surgery and recovery like a champ.
Still, even though King was finally in great shape, he is still an elderly dog.
It’s difficult to find people willing to take any elderly dog — especially one with only three legs.
Well, that’s when TV host Rocky Kanaka stepped in to see if he could help things along.
Rocky hoped that with the buzz generated by the shopping spree, King’s posts would go viral and that would help find him a family.
We are happy to announce that Rocky’s plan worked.
The plan actually worked out so well, that just the announcement about the shopping spree did the trick.
The perfect person applied, and King had a new family before the shopping spree even started.
However, King didn’t know he was about to have the best day ever.
So, before King’s mom got there to pick him up, Rocky helped him do a little shopping.
Adorably, Rocky bought King every single thing he touched with his nose, including a cat tree.
Then, it was time to give King the ultimate surprise of the day — a new mom.
As you can see, King and his new mom hit it off right away.
And, boy oh boy, is King going to love his next adventure.
You see, Crystal, King’s new mom, is a truck driver.
So, not only does King have a new forever home, but he also gets to be a traveling companion and a road dog — and he loves to ride in a car.
Take a look at the whole video below:
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