See the Moment a Woman Is Reunited with the Dog She Gave Up


When a woman is reunited with her dog she'd had to give up two weeks earlier, there isn't a dry eye in the house - and you'd better get your tissues ready, too! 

When Tuffy's owner had to surrender him to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, Massachusetts, it wasn't because she didn't want him anymore. Tuffy's owner was struggling with some mysterious medical issues, and was in the area visiting her daughter, who was also critically ill. Giving Tuffy up was one of those heartbreaking decisions that no pet owner ever wants to have to make, but his owner didn't have much of a choice.

Tuffy's owner's family learned about her heartbreaking decision, and they offered to help out financially with some of Tuffy's veterinary work. They also helped to support Tuffy's mom. Two weeks after she had to surrender Tuffy, this woman was reunited with her dog that she'd had to give up.

And the moment they saw each other? Well, get your tissues ready.


Sometimes the best way we can help an animal is to help him find his way back to his owner. Tuffy was surrendered to us two weeks ago when his owner, who was in the area with him to visit her critically ill daughter, was struggling to address some mysterious medical issues that he was having. When her family learned of the heartbreaking decision that she had felt forced to make, they offered to help continue the veterinary work we started and support her financially and today we were able to make both their hearts whole again and reunite them! We?re not sure who was happier to see the other, but we know that they?ll both be sleeping a lot better next to each other tonight.

Posted by MSPCA at Nevins Farm on Friday, March 2, 2018

When owners are forced to give up their pets, it's like breaking up a family. But sometimes owners really can't find any way to avoid the situation. You can plan ahead and keep emergency savings accounts, but sometimes life just happens.


These situations don't always have such happy endings, which is why we're simply overjoyed for Tuffy and his mom. It's obvious how much they love each other, and something tells us that they'll both be much happier now that they have each other again.


We wish Tuffy and his mom the best, and send out a big thanks to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm for making this amazing reunion possible.

Have you ever had to give up a pet because of circumstances you couldn't control? Tell us in the comments below. 

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