A man camps out in front of an animal shelter so he doesn’t miss an opportunity to adopt a puppy  Amo Meu Pet

A man camps out in front of an animal shelter so he doesn’t miss an opportunity to adopt a puppy Amo Meu Pet

A retired orthodontist named Dr. Brian Eberhart was living his routine in monotony when he met a puppy and fell in love instantly.

The dog named Elliot was in a temporary home with Brian’s neighbor when their paths crossed and the man hatched a plan to adopt him. Elliot is a Border Collie and he arrived at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter in California, USA totally shy and scared.

The orthodontist is waiting for the dog. The orthodontist is waiting for the dog. (Photo: Tik Tok / @palmspringsanimalshelter)

The puppy went to a temporary home to receive more attention at this sad moment of abandonment and rescue. That’s where the two met. “Eberhart’s neighbor was Elliot’s caretaker, so he had already met Elliot while he was in the process of adopting himself and had the opportunity to meet and fall in love with him.”Anthony Mercurio, the shelter’s marketing and communications manager, told The Dodo.

When the pup eventually returned to the shelter and was put up for adoption, the orthodontist knew exactly what to do to ensure he was brought home.

The dog in the shelter. The dog in the shelter. (Photo: Tik Tok / @palmspringsanimalshelter)

The man decided to camp in front of the shelter since 8 a.m., it turned out that the shelter does not open before 1 p.m., so he had to wait long hours so as not to come home emptyhanded.

That morning, the staff were surprised when they got to work to find him sitting in a chair reading a book, near the front door. The future tutor would wait all the time in the world to adopt Elliot.

The puppy is waiting to be adopted. The puppy is waiting to be adopted. (Photo: Tik Tok / @palmspringsanimalshelter)

When the time finally came, their meeting was incredible. The border collie puppy loved seeing who was waiting for him there and pretended he was seeing a great friend again.

A video about the wait Brian had to go through was shared on the shelter’s Tik Tok and received over 4 million views, 817,000 likes and 3693 comments.

The tutor and pet. The tutor and pet. (Photo: Tik Tok / @drbrianandleo)

“I’m not trying to be weird, but if I were a dog, that would be the kind of man I would love to adopt. Check it out,” commented one netizen.

“Camping outside the shelter is pure educational energy!! Anything for the babies,” said a second.

“That’s so sweet of him. I’m sure the dog will be spoiled,” added a third.

Tutor and pet in photo session. Tutor and pet in photo session. (Photo: Tik Tok / @drbrianandleo)

That day, the orthodontist reached his destination and Elliot went home with him. Now the puppy’s name is Leo. In English, it’s an abbreviation for “Love Each Other,” which basically means love the other, so it’s mutual.

In addition, Leo received a place in the tutor’s social networks. Brian is very proud of the little one and loves showing him off to his followers and other internet users. The shelter staff are happy to follow their journey.

Leo poses for photos. Leo poses for photos. (Photo: Tik Tok / @drbrianandleo)

The puppy is learning to swim and also enjoys hiking with the tutor. He also gained a very lazy cat brother.

Leo at a professional photo shoot. Leo at a professional photo shoot. (Photo: Tik Tok / @drbrianandleo)

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You can follow the wonderful life Leo leads after being adopted by the perfect tutor, follow @drbrianandleo on Tik Tok.

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