Adorable pit bull finds family days before Christmas after spending five years at California shelter

9-year-old pit bull Seamus spent more than five and half years with the Fresno Bully Rescue, an organization that helps bully breeds get adopted


                            Adorable pit bull finds family days before Christmas after spending five years at California shelter
Seamus (Fresno Bully Rescue)

A pit bull mix had the best Christmas ever as he was adopted just days before the holiday after spending more than half his life in a California shelter.

Nine-year-old pit bull Seamus spent more than five and half years with the Fresno Bully Rescue, an organization that helps bully breeds—including bulldogs, bulls, and boxers—get adopted.

Seamus has finally found his family after waiting for the longest time.

Meanwhile, the rescue home celebrated his adoption in a post on Facebook Sunday, saying he now has "a home for the holidays."

That said, Seamus' new family is already working towards making him an Instagram rockstar. You can see the adorable pooch under the handle @seamus_the_bully getting head scratches, hanging by the Christmas tree, enjoying drives, and chilling in a big, comfortable bed.

"Seamus is famous this dog has so much love from everyone I am [glad] me and my girlfriend got to adopt him we love that old man and has a forever home now," his new owner wrote online.

The Rescue described Seamus as a "Donut Killer" for his love of the sweet treat.

According to ABC Fresno station KFSN, he had some specific needs that included a forever home without kids and no other dogs

You can see the adorable pooch on Instagram under the handle @seamus_the_bully getting head scratches, hanging by the Christmas tree, enjoying drives, and chilling in a big, comfortable bed. (Fresno Bully Rescue)

According to the rescue's website, bully breed dogs like Seamus "are the first to be euthanized if no one adopts or rescues them."

According to the rescuers, their work in the Central Valley area of California is "critical" to help save pit bull-mixes, considering over 1 million of them are euthanized every year in the U.S.

Since opening in May 2008, the organization claims to have rescued over 2,500 dogs, with several of them brought over from "abusive homes and county shelters where they were designated to be euthanized."

At any given time, their no-kill shelter can house at least 40 dogs.

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