Man Keeps Promise By Re-Adopting The Dog He Was Forced To Surrender 4 Months Ago

He promised they’d be together again someday.

Lewis Jiminez adopted Titus as an 8-month-old puppy from the Austin Animal Center in 2013, never imagining that fate would force him to return the pup in November of 2017 over a dispute with a landlord.

On February 25, Jiminez finally found new housing that allowed Pit Bulls and he was able to adopt Titus again. Thankfully, he hadn’t been adopted by anybody else while Jiminez searched for affordable housing that would allow Titus to come home again. Shelter staff, who had watched Jiminez repeatedly visit Titus during his stay, were delighted to see the two finally reunited for good.

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Worried about being evicted, Jiminez did the last thing he ever imagined – he returned Titus to the Austin Animal Center. During Jiminez’s repeated visits to Titus in the shelter, he kept promising Titus that he would come back for him one day — he only hoped he would be in time. Luckily, Austin Animal Center has a 98 percent live release rate, so there was little chance of Titus being; the only concern was that he would be adopted before Jiminez could change his living situation.

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In late February, Jiminez and his girlfriend found an affordable house to rent that needed fixing up – something Jiminez does for a living.

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Titus got lots of love here at the shelter from staff and volunteers. He went on regular walks, played with toys, and got lots of treats. News of Titus’ reunion spread through the shelter pretty quickly and there were tears from everyone.

Good for you sir! Thank you for your devotion to Titus! Look at his huge smile!

We’re so glad their story had a happy ending!


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