“Not so much that we chose him … he chose us as well.”
There’s a happy ending for the Detroit dog who made national headlines after experiencing brutal abuse.
The Michigan Humane Society had rescued Baron the Rottweiler off a city street in January. His ears, nose and tail had been cut off and he had lacerations on the back of his legs. He had to later undergo surgery to repair his mutilated nose.
But despite the cruelty he’d suffered, Baron was sweet and trusting of people.
“He’s one of the nicest dogs that I’ve met,” MHS social media coordinator Valerie Bennett told The Huffington Post at the time.
On Wednesday, MHS announced that Baron would finally be getting the loving home he deserves. A video posted on the MHS Facebook page shows a couple petting and even rolling around the floor with the good-natured Rottweiler.
The couple read about Baron’s story in the media, and it wasn’t long before the couple was going to meet Baron in person ― and they clearly hit it off.
Baron is all smiles these days.
Whoever hurt Baron still has not been caught. A reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible reached at least $35,000 through donations.
In the meantime, though, it seems Baron will be living the good life.
“It’s a great feeling,” his new human dad says in the video. “Not so much that we chose him — this morning’s reaction when we first met, I think, shows he chose us as well.”