Grateful Adopted Dog Extends a Paw to Woman

As mentioned on Today, this shelter dog is extremely grateful for her new home.


As she was riding to her new home that was 2.5 hours away, Regan, a 4-year old, extended her paw to hold hands on the car ride to her new foster home. She had been confused and dazed, after her new owner had passed away, leaving her to live at a shelter in West Lebanon, Tennessee. It was a confusing time in her life and she was, evidently, scared. The founder of Goofy Foot Dog Rescue, Kim Mozena Rezac, had earned the trust of Regan through three days of attention.


They were headed to Huntingdon, Tennessee, approximately 2.5 hours away. As soon as the dog was in the car, she extended a paw and seemed very grateful to be there.


“I think she felt secure in touching someone familiar,” Rezac said. “She was so nervous and scared in the shelter but as soon as she jumped into my car she seemed so grateful.”


Rezac recorded a video of the dog, who was quite insistent on holding her paw onto Regan. Rezac was mesmerized by the sweetness of this dog and felt that a video was needed to capture the moment. The video has been seen by more than 1 million people, and a flood of adoption requests have come through.


Regan is now with her new foster parents. This couple feel that they were meant to have this dog. They hope to adopt her in the future if everything goes as planned. The new foster dad said to Rezac that he thought of this precious dog as a “Valentine present”.


Rezac hopes that those reading this article will put in place directions for the care of their pet as well as visit a shelter to adopt.