June 22, 2024

Rescued Dog’s Unexpected Return: The Truth Unveiled

Rescued Dog's Unexpected Return: The Truth Unveiled


A Heartbreaking Return

Witnessing a long-term shelter dog finally getting adopted is a sight that warms the heart. But seeing that same dog returned to the shelter feels like a punch to the gut. Such was the case with a dog from New Jersey, whose return left everyone stunned.

This dog, named Burrito, had eagerly awaited his chance to show his true, loving nature in a new home. When that moment came, instead of a forever home, he faced another round of disappointment and heartbreak!

Before his adoption, Burrito spent some lovely weeks with his foster parent, Isabella. The day he was adopted by an older couple seemed like the start of a new chapter. But in less than two days, he was back at the shelter. They claimed he was aggressive and had bitten his new owner.

Isabella shared her shock and confusion in a TikTok video, questioning how Burrito could turn aggressive so quickly. What had happened to trigger such behavior, or was it simply an excuse to return him?

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Source: Isabella Strom

Uncovering the Truth

Isabella decided to document Burrito’s gentle nature on video. She showcased how affectionate he was, contradicting the couple’s claims. “This is all he has done for the last two weeks. This is what we do,” she stated while cuddling with Burrito.

Through the shelter, it was revealed that Burrito bit his new owner when he was forcibly taken out of the car. “The husband reaches in the car, grabs Burrito, drags him out. Burrito didn’t like that, bit him on the hand,” Isabella explained.

Despite Burrito’s aversion to her father, Isabella noted that he never showed aggression. He simply kept his distance. The disparity in behavior raised questions about the true cause of his return.

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Source: Isabella Strom

Isabella’s video resonated with many, shedding light on how stressful transitions can trigger defensive behaviors in even the sweetest dogs.

A New Beginning

Returning to the shelter wasn’t ideal for Burrito due to the stress and noise of the environment. His brief taste of freedom made the idea of being confined again even more heartbreaking.

Fortunately, Burrito was transferred to a long-term behavioral foster, offering him the space and care he needed. This sweet dog with hauntingly beautiful eyes now has a place to decompress and feel at home.

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Source: Isabella Strom

Although he’s currently unavailable for adoption, Burrito is in good hands. His new foster home provides a peaceful environment where he can heal and thrive.

With time and care, there’s hope that Burrito will find his perfect forever home. Until then, he’s in a sanctuary that understands and meets his needs.

Hope for the Future

Burrito’s story is a reminder of the complexities in adopting shelter animals. It highlights the importance of patience and understanding during their transitions.

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Source: Isabella Strom

As Burrito continues his journey, his supporters remain hopeful. Good luck, Burrito! Your forever home is out there waiting for you.

In the meantime, those who follow his story are rooting for him, inspired by his resilience and gentle spirit.

Let Burrito’s experience be a testament to the power of second chances and the impact of compassionate care.


  • I can’t believe they returned him so quickly. Maybe they weren’t ready for the commitment?

  • Isabella did a great job documenting his true nature. People need to be more patient with rescue dogs!

  • henrytempest

    Oh no, poor Burrito! Why would someone treat him like that? 😢

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