Former 8-Year-Old Dog Owner Has "Instruction Book" for New Owners

It’s heartbreaking when a dog is surrendered back to the shelter he came from, but this story has a happy ending.

When the dog, Rhino Lightning was dropped off at the Utah Humane Society by the family who had adopted him , it was very sad. Then, as the staff looked through the “instruction book” that came with him; they noticed it was written by his former 8-year-old owner.


The family wanted to do what was right. The reason they had to surrender Rhino was because he was much bigger than the family had expected when they picked him up. The family was concerned they just couldn’t give him the proper environment.

Rhino’s instructions from the girl include "Please don't change his name. He likes sleeping under blankets. Take him on at least 2 or 3 runs a day. Tell Rhino I love and miss him every night."

Rhino Lightning's Instructions

Melanie Hill saw Rhino and adopted him right away. One of the requirements in the instructions was Rhino have a doggie sibling. Check! Hill makes sure she follows the booklet every day. 

Source: ABC News

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