A homeless dog, rescued from a hoarder in New Jersey, is in a new home today after he was noticed by one of the biggest names in Hollywood – George Clooney. Almost a year ago, the adorable terrier, named “Nate,” had been rescued from a sad situation which had him living with nearly two dozen dogs.
The Ohio based rescue agency which took Nate in, LuvFurMutts, described the dog’s former situation and sad condition, “Nate the Terrier came to LuvFurMutts from a hoarding case of 22 dogs; we took 11 of them. He was born with birth defects. A barrel chest, a leg that swayed. He walked like a Hyena. Some of these dogs where fat, but not our Nate. You could count the ribs on him.”
Nate was with the rescue group for nine months – he was always overlooked at adoption events and according to the rescue group, he had even been made fun of. The rescue agency noted one particularly sad encounter with a potential adopter, “The lowest point came when an adopter cried when she met him and said she would be depressed the rest of her life if she had to look at him every day. Why could they not see what we saw in him? A handsome, charming, sweet and normal little boy.”
Nate was not being completely overlooked however – unbeknownst to his rescue group, George Clooney had been following Nate from afar. The group wrote, “Little did we know someone had been ogling over him for a while watching his videos and reading his profile and Nate was about to get a very special Christmas surprise!”
With the help of Clooney’s personal assistant, Angel, arrangements were made for Nate to be adopted to his parents, Nina and Nick. The rescue group recounted how the adoption came to be:
Angel said George picked Nate out, then showed him to his Mom, Nina, on YouTube. She watched his video over and over and she fell in love. He then asked his Father Nick how he felt about the way Nate walks and he replied “I guess it sounds like he gets around just as good as we do anymore.” Their terrier of ten years had died recently and it seemed that George had a feeling they were ready for a new furry friend.
George Clooney’s parents were presented with their new companion on Christmas Eve. The group described the magical moment, “Nina cried a little when she opened the door and Nate was put into her arms. She was very surprised. She cried a little again when she read the card from George, Amal and Angel saying they wanted her to have Nate to enjoy Christmas with.”
LuvFurMutts commended the Clooneys for their compassion, “What is impressive is the fact that George picked Nate out and Nick and Nina accepted Nate just the way he is. They could have any dog in the world but they chose to adopt a dog who was crippled and could have been with LuvFurMutts for life.”
The rescue group wrapped up with a few words of gratitude for the life this special dog will be able to now enjoy:
We are just over the moon and most appreciative that they love Nate just the way his is – the way God made him. Our Nate is loved and in his forever home and will be spoiled to death for the rest of his life.
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