10-year-old Labrador retriever adopted after 1,134 days at animal shelter

A 10-year-old Labrador retriever who spent 1,134 days at a Pennsylvania animal shelter now has a new home just in time for the holidays.

(Meredith/WTAE/CNN) -- A 10-year-old Labrador retriever mix who spent 1,134 days at a Pennsylvania animal shelter now features a new home just in time for the vacations.

Animal Friends in Pittsburgh welcomed the dog, named Capone, into the shelter in November 2017. During his stay, Capone made many human friends as he patiently waited for a loving family to return along and adopt him.

His patience paid off on Nov. 10 when he was officially adopted by a family who had been fostering him for several weeks.

"They say goodies come to those that wait... and that couldn't be more true for our sweet Capone who FINALLY found his new family," Animal Friends announced on Facebook. "Happy Tails Capone! We're so glad that you simply have a family of your own and a home for the vacations ." The shelter also posted photos of Capone and his new owners, though their names weren't released.

"Since we've welcomed Capone into our home, his transformation has been truly amazing," Capone's new family said during a statement. "His anxiety has diminished quickly and continues to melt away. he's an honest and loving boy who enjoys snuggling and family life. We attribute his success to the care and training he received from the devoted staff and volunteers at Animal Friends, and that we thank them for his or her efforts."


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