- He was brought into the City of Waller Animal Shelter last week
- Offers of adoption flooded in after photos of him posted on Facebook
- Cheech is ‘super sweet’ and knows how to smile when you ask him
- Now his new found fame has resulted in him finding a loving new home
A rescue dog whose an adorable smile won him an army of admirers since he was brought into an animal shelter has found a new home.
The City of Waller Animal Shelter has received a flood of offers to adopt Cheech since they posted photographs of his toothy grin on their Facebook page.
They have now announced that Cheech has been housed with a woman called Carrie, who lost her beloved dog to cancer just last week.
‘Carrie and Dusty visited Cheech today, and Cheech wanted nothing but to cuddle with her and Dusty,’ said the shelter.
Cheech’s winning smile won him an army of fans after a photograph of him was posted in the shelter’s Facebook page
The lovable pooch has been now been adopted by Carrie, pictured here with her other dog Dusty
The City of Waller Animal Shelter used to euthanize animals after 72 hours but now they can be rehoused
Staff at the center at first mistook Cheech’s teeth baring as a sign of agression
‘Congratulations on finding your forever home Cheech, we are very happy that you’re going to the perfect home. Cheech needs this family as much as they need him Nothing but smiles here today y’all!’
Staff were unsure how to handle Cheech at first as baring teeth is usually a sign of aggression, said Leah Sipe, a Waller police officer who is director of the shelter.
‘The smiling scared a couple of the volunteers as they mistook it for snarling, and they were mortified when I stuck my hand in his cage on the day we got him in. He’s an awesome little guy!,’ she said.
The shelter has only recently been set up on the site of an old jail and has its grand opening to the public will take place on November 12.
It was founded by first responders and residents in the city and is the only animal shelter in the county.
Prior to opening its doors animals taken into the city pound were kept for 72 hours before being out down but now they can be found loving homes.