Or, at least that’s how it was portrayed in the media.
In actuality, it turned out that the one-year-old Blue Heeler/Irish Setter mixed pup had a little more background than what was first given. For beginners, her owner had adopted her as a rescue from the shelter.
Jubilee’s first owner had every intention of keeping her when he took her home.
As many would-be rescuers do, though, he soon found out that sometimes a rescue requires a lot more attention than some others. The dog, unfortunately, was more than he could handle. Not only was Jubilee particularly clingy to him, but she also had severe anxiety issues that he just wasn’t trained or equipped to handle.
Before long, Jubilee’s owner found himself back at the Texas-based Montgomery County Animal Shelter requesting them to take her in. The loving dog sitting quietly near his side as he signed her away.
A woman waiting in the shelter overheard Jubilee’s owner saying “she always wants to be by my side” when giving an explanation for giving her up. Understandably, she was baffled that an overabundance of love and affection could cause anyone to turn such a sweet dog away. So, she snapped a photo and shared her thoughts in a post to social media.
“He had a whole list of other reasons for turning her in: ate his sofa, chewed a baseboard, a cushion, etc. He brought her to a shelter, hoping we would do what we are supposed to do — find her a home.”
Jubilee didn’t just get a new mom and fur-sister when she was adopted by Fewox. She also gained the best big brother that anyone could ever ask for. The four are one heck of a tight-knit group, and the best part? Jubilee now gets all the love and affection that she deserves, and no one in her life has a single complaint about it.
There is another upside to Jubilee’s story, too. Since her picture went viral and she was adopted so fast, other dogs from the shelter ended up going to their forever homes, too. As for Fewox, she couldn’t be any happier that fate, and Jubilee’s former owner, brought her and her dog together.
“I am so thankful he made the decision to do that or we would not have this sweet little dog in our life,” she said.