These wonderful “Oh My Dog” scenes were shot as an eight year old girl suddenly finds her wish comes true and she gets a pet to call her own.
The youngster does not know whether to laugh or cry as the Labrador cross called Kona bounds into her family’s living room, jumping on furniture and wagging its tail knowing that it has finally found a home for life.
“OMG, OMG, OMG”, the youngster screams as Kona runs up and gives her a big lick. The young girl had been told to hide her eyes by a parents and expect a surprise. They were not kidding.
The parents’ footage has become an internet sensation after being posted on Facebook by the Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and shows how the girl reacts with screams, smiles, tears and shock in a matter of seconds.
Her mother had told the animal welfare group how the youngster had been pestering for a pet and Kona fitted the bill.
“It has been my youngest daughter”s dream to have a dog,” explained the girl’s mother.
“She asks at least three times a day for a dog and goes to bed every night looking at the local shelter”s website and their dogs up for adoption.
“We have just been waiting for the right time. Well, we went to just ‘look’ and came home with Kona.
“She caught our eye a few days before on the website.
“She is a great dog! Loves the kids and is a bundle full of love. Glad we decided to visit the SPCA today.”
The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said: “Adopting a shelter pet can be a life changing experience for every member of the family. But when a young child goes to bed dreaming of saving a life and wakes up to her dream come true? That is magic!”