A lovely dog named Toretto knows how hard life can be. Before he was rescued in California, Toretto lived as a stray trying to live off scraps. Upon arriving at the shelter, he was continuously overlooked by families wanting to adopt.
The pit bull is getting older and has cancer in his nose. But despite his condition, Toretto believes that one day, he too will get adopted just like his other dog friends. So he waited patiently without losing hope.
When the COVID19 crisis began, rescues and shelters were quick to seek help and call in more people who were willing to foster or adopt the animals at the shelters. Michael Levitt was also looking for a pup he can foster together with Marc Loren, his partner. So they tried searching online, and in their search, they found Toretto.
Michael and Marc have two lovely dogs already, Trooper and Nelson, but they are willing to open their hearts wide to foster another pup while the COVID crisis. The couple felt love at first sight when they saw a video of Toretto. Michael says that he saw Toretto as a dog full of spirit and happiness despite waiting in the shelter for four years.
Learning about Toretto’s cancer didn’t stop the couple from pushing through with the foster care. And though they never intended to adopt Toretto for good, their minds immediately changed within the first few hours of being with the pup. Both Michael and Marc fell for Toretto’s irresistible charms.
Toretto’s long wait for a loving family is over. Now he has wonderful parents and two doggie siblings he can rely on. It hasn’t been long since Toretto joined the family, but the bond they share is as if he grew up with them.
His new parents are attentive to the pup’s needs and enjoy seeing the senior dog act like a puppy and appreciate the simple things in life. They are also looking for ways to tackle Toretto’s nose cancer. No doubt, Toretto is very happy with his new family.
My new baby couldn't be happier rolling on the grass! #GinoToretto 🐾💚
Credits to Michael Levitt