From being almost euthanized in Saudi Arabia to being a service dog for a veteran in Arizona, Newton has come a long way
From being almost euthanized in Saudi Arabia to being slated to be a service dog in Arizona, this four legged cutie has literally come a long way. Newton, a 2-year-old Lurcher Labrador, flew from Saudi Arabia to San Francisco before taking a road trip with volunteers to San Diego and then down to Scottsdale.
Being a dog in the streets of the Kingdom isn't an appealing life, and most likely Newton would have been euthanized. Fortunately, someone took Newton in but couldn't take care of him long-term, and because to social media, a volunteer at Desert Tails Shelter found out about Newton's story.
"He was on the streets (in Saudi Arabia) and he was a homeless dog," Adama Pfaff, director of Desert Trails Shelter, told FOX 10. She added, "And that's what they do with the animals there that aren't found by somebody that's willing to take that chance of them."
According to a report, Newton is now slated to become a service dog in Arizona. The goal is to match Newton with a veteran in the next couple of months. He starts training to be a service dog in the fall.
Further reports suggest that the pup will start meeting veterans in the coming months, and hopefully, he'll find someone to take care of him and love him the way he deserves.
The pupper, who even brought his passport along, is reportedly nervous about matching with a new person but is also excited about the new life that awaits him.
"He's been through a lot," Pfaff added. "But he definitely has a lot to give. He's a sweet guy and he's very loving. He likes to be close to you and close to people. We're hoping that his journey is really good and it ends successfully. And I think we'll find him a really good person that really wants to make him part of their family."