UPS Driver Adopts Dog After Owner Dies

We have probably all heard amazing heart warming stories of men, women, and families who adopt dogs in need of a good home. For a dog named Leo, the love of one United Postal Service (UPS) driver saved his life when he found himself in a difficult situation. Katie Newhouser, who lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California, crossed paths with the pit bull recently and it changed both of their lives forever.

Katie Newhouser//Facebook

Leo and Katie’s story went viral recently, thanks to the sadness and eventual joy from the tale. Leo the dog would always bark at Katie when she drove her UPS truck into the condo complex where he lived. When she stopped the truck, Leo the dog would hop inside to say hello to her. He and Katie formed a strong bond over time and became great friends, both excited to see the other each day.

Katie Newhouser//Facebook

Leo the dog was originally adopted by a woman named Tina as a young puppy. Leo was so young at the time that he was not old enough to eat solid food and had to be bottle fed. He formed a strong bond with his owner and was very lost after she had passed away. When Katie learned of Leo’s situation, she offered to foster the dog. This was quite short lived however, because Katie ended up adopting Leo and he joined her three other dogs at home.

Katie reports that Leo fits right in with her other dogs, enjoying the good life of snuggles and boiled dog food in with his regular kibble. While it seems that he does still miss his old owner, he certainly loves to snuggle with his new dog siblings and with his new mom every single chance he gets.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • 900 Dogs and Families Welcomed to Hotel

    When Hurricane Irma began swirling in the ocean and threatening to hit the state of Florida, many people evacuated the area. In leaving their homes behind, these families packed up their most precious possessions and headed for safer areas of Florida. During this evacuation process, however, many of these families had pets and they did...

    Read More
  • Puppies Serve as ‘Bouquets’ at Wedding

    Weddings are a beautiful show of love and commitment between two people who love each other very much. There are many elements that go into a wedding, and often this includes flowers carried either by a bride or her bridesmaids. But for one bride, a traditional bouquet of flowers just would not do for her...

    Read More
  • Why Do Dogs Stick Their Heads Out of Car Windows?

    As any dog owner will tell you, there are few things in life a dog loves more than sticking their head out of the window of a moving car. Most dogs love to go for a ride in the car (as long as that ride does not take them to the vet!) and gravitate to...

    Read More
  • Police Dogs Trained to “Sniff Out” Pedophiles

    When it comes to sniffing out criminal behavior, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has made huge strides. Namely, the agency has been able to successfully train dogs so that pedophiles can be brought to justice. These dogs, trained by the FBI, are being used by the British Police. The dogs are used to track...

    Read More
  • Owners who Abandoned Dogs Before Irma Facing Charges

    As hurricane Irma threatened to bear down on the Florida coast recently, many people took the advice of officials to evacuate the area quickly for their own safety. For many of these families, they took as many possessions as they could and then packed up and left. However, many of these homeowners left their dogs...

    Read More
  • Hero Dogs Trained to Aid Veterans

    Around the country, young boys and girls are headed back to school again. The new school year brings excitement and there is much to be learned. But for a very special group of dogs, a new class of furry, four legged boys and girls are also anxious to learn. At the Hero Dogs training program...

    Read More
  • Why Do Dogs Make Us Feel So Good?

    As anyone who has owned (or even loved) a dog will tell you, dogs really make us feel great. But, what is the reason they bring such light and happiness to our lives? Is it their never ending loyalty, those beautiful eyes or a wagging tail? Well, according to researchers it goes much deeper than...

    Read More