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Woman Saved a Stray Dog 17 Years Ago, and Now She Has to Say Goodbye to Him

Found as a stray, he was named Solovino, meaning "he came alone."

 We have always admired people that rescue and adopt stray dogs. These quite people are those who have the most important and kindest hearts. The selfless act of taking the time, the trouble , and shouldering the responsibility of taking care of a dog in need deserves our admiration and praise.



This woman named Jesusita is one among these amazing and wonderful people. 17 years ago, a dog showed up at her doorstep and when she saw him, she knew they were destined to satisfy .


Jesusita didn’t have much, but she didn’t hesitate to require the dog under her care. She named the dog Solovino, which suggests “he came alone” in Spanish.



Solovino was loyal to Jesusita. Ever since they met, he never left Jesuita’s side. For years Solovino has stayed with Jesusita, as her sweet and faithful companion.


But years passed, and getting old is inevitable. Ailments began to show up with Solovino’s age. He had advanced arthritis and he was having a tough time walking. The time came whenever step was painful for Solovino. Jesusita didn’t want Solovino to suffer anymore. So she knew that it had been time for her to mention goodbye to her faithful friend.



Kerry Armstrong, the founding father of Home Dog LA, said that they got a call from a lady who needed help to humanely put down her 17-year-old dog. Home Dog LA is a corporation that helps economically stressed families with their pets. And since Jesusita didn’t have much, they knew that that they had to assist her, especially during that sad time.


Sandra Shadic, a member of Home Dog LA, visited Jesusita’s home to assist transport Solovino. But before taking him to the clinic, they gave Solovino a special treat. The three enjoyed a hamburger meal together. That was Jesusita’s last meal together with her loyal friend.


Run free, Solovino…




They then took Solovino to the clinic. And after Jesusita said her final goodbyes, Solovino was put to sleep.


It’s hard and painful to ascertain our furry best friends leave the planet , but it might even be too selfish for us to hold close them albeit they're already in pain. Solovino lived a cheerful and loved lifetime of 17 years with Jesusita, which was all that matters.

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