A terrier-American pit bull mix puppy named Rush quickly became a sensation at the SICSA Pet Adoption Center in Kettering, Ohio when he was dropped off there in 2015 by animal control.
The one-year-old well-mannered pup had a habit of making his bed every morning after his daily run. Once shelter workers noticed his little ritual, they managed to get it on tape and Rush quickly went viral with a half-million viewers in the first few days alone!
Of course, not many of us humans manage to get our beds made every morning, so it’s even more impressive that this little guy developed the good habit.
Rush looks awfully proud of himself as he gets up and nips the corner of his blanket, carrying it to the other side of his bed.
Of course, there’s only so much “bed making” we can expect from a canine, so Rush spends some time fluffing his covers by walking his blanket around the area.
Even more charming is that he seems to realize he’s on video and makes the most of it with a knowing look and a wink.
While Rush wasn’t a good fit for his first potential forever home and spent 30 days in the shelter before being adopted again, he did eventually get his happy ending with a loving family.
Just days after seeing the video, dog lovers from around the country phoned in to inquire about the polite pit bull.
“There are a lot of negative stereotypes about the American pit bull. If we were able to highlight the cute cuddly points of Rush, then we can help people look beyond the pit bull label” Nora Vondrell, executive director of SICSA Pet Adoption Center, told ABC News.
Days later, Rush got to go on a sleepover with a new family who ended up falling in love with him.
“Rush took his blankie and went on a sleepover until Friday with a potential adopter,” the center posted on Facebook.
The couple who adopted him is overjoyed to have Rush in their lives. They had lost their beloved pet earlier in the year and weren’t sure they were ready to get a new dog yet. But both of them saw news of Rush in separate places – one on a TV news story and the other on a dog rescue site – and decided to go meet him.
On their drive to the animal shelter to meet him, the couple even passed a billboard on their way through Cincinnati that prominently displayed the word RUSH, all in capital letters, which they took as a good omen.
“There was a Bengal’s billboard, and it said in big, bold letters, ‘Rush.’” the woman said.
“It actually says, ‘Rush to be there,’ but the ‘to be’ is small,” said the man.
Luckily, everything went well with this adoption and the couple even returned to the shelter where Rush became famous for a visit with the staff, who were overjoyed to see how well he was doing.
We’re pretty sure Rush and his new parents were meant to be together.
Take a look below at the adorable video of this sweet dog making his bed as he waited for his forever home.
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Source: We Love Animals