It's always wonderful to see shelter animals get adopted into a loving home. But this pup has an especially sweet story behind its adoption.
John Hwang posted photos of a Chihuahua named Oliver to Facebook after he caught him doing something unusual with his paws at a California animal shelter.
"Every time I tried to get up and move away from the kennel, he’d [get] up on his hind legs and kept putting his paws together, as if he was begging me to help him," Hwang said.
Yes, this dog appeared to be praying for a forever home!
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The response to Hwang's photos was tremendous. Not only were they shared hundreds of times, Hwang also got messages from people all over the world asking about the dog. And in a matter of days, Oliver found his new home.
It looks like his prayers were answered!