Goose’s bark has been deep, like a howl, ever since the staff at the Adopt An ANGEL Animal Shelter knew him.
“His hound’s bark can win the game,” Adopt An ANGEL director Jill Jones told us.
According to Jones, the goose’s bark matched his feelings. “When he felt anxious and abandoned, he would scream,” Jones said. “If he’s quiet, it’s because he’s happy.”
But by his third stint at the rescue, Goose’s life had been more sad than happy.
When the shelter took Goose in for the first time as an injured puppy, he howled after being separated from his mom. And when his first adoptive family brought him back as an adult, staff assumed that he was crying out for them.
Soon after, Goose was adopted for a second time by a young couple, but the relationship ended abruptly. When the couple parted ways, one of Goose’s parents sent him away without telling the other.
“[His dad] Moved to Florida and didn’t know Goose was with us in North Carolina,” Jones said. “We didn’t know he was out there either. “
The howl of the goose in the shelter grew louder for the third time.
The crew knew he needed a family he could stay together forever, so they quickly showed Goose at the adoption show.
“one [Goose’s dad]The best friend happened to be at the adoption show,” Jones said.
The man stumbled upon the goose who had lost one of his ears since childhood, and he recognized him immediately.
“He was like, ‘Oh my God! Goose, what are you doing here? Just started texting [Goose’s dad],” Jones said.
Goose’s dad was shocked to hear that his dog was at the shelter again. Although he couldn’t take the goose himself, he was determined to adopt the adorable puppy into his family.
“He was like, ‘Let me figure this out so I can take Goose out of the shelter and bring him back,'” Jones said.
Less than four days later, Goose’s dad drove from Florida to North Carolina to reunite with his long-lost puppy.
When he was seen again, the goose, usually the loudest dog in the shelter, was completely quiet.
“It’s like he’s saying, ‘I know my people are here, so there’s no need to scream,'” Jones said. “‘I’m just screaming for my people.'”
He didn’t make a sound, but the staff could tell from his excited jumps that Goose was happy to see his father again.
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After the reunion, Goose and his father embarked on their first road trip to Florida together. Goose’s grandpa offered to give the pup a permanent home, and he has lived there ever since.
According to Jones, Goose is thriving in Florida, where he runs around his newly fenced yard every day and plays with his dog cousins. Even though she missed him, Jones was relieved to know that the geese no longer had a reason to cry.
“He’s finally back with his humans,” Jones said.