The loudest dog in the shelter is stunned and silent when he sees his father again

For as long as Adopt an ANGEL animal shelter staff members experienced Goose, he gave a deep, howl-like bark.

“He has a dog bark that could seriously win contests,” Adopt An ANGEL director Jill Jones told The Dodo.

According to Jones, Goose’s barking coincides with his feelings. “He screams when he feels anxious and abandoned,” Jones said. “If he’s calm, it’s because he’s happy.”

But on his third stint in rescue, Goose’s life had been more sad than happy.

When the shelter first took in Goose as an injured pup, he howled after being separated from his mother. And when his first adoptive family brought him back as an adult, staff assumed he was screaming for them.

Jill Jones

Goose was adopted a second time soon after by a young couple, but the relationship ended abruptly. And when the couple broke up, one of Goose’s parents sent him back to the shelter without telling the other.

“[His dad] moved to Florida and had no idea Goose was here with us in North Carolina,” Jones said. “We also didn’t know he was there.”

Goose’s howls from cover were even louder the third time.

You can listen to them here:

Staff members knew he needed a family he could stay with forever, so they introduced Goose to an adoption fair soon after.

“One of [Goose’s dad]The best friends of have arrived at the adoption fair,” Jones said.

The man ran into Goose, who had been missing an ear since he was a puppy, and immediately recognized him.

“He was like, ‘Oh my God! Goose, what are you doing here? and I just started texting [Goose’s dad]”Jones said.

Jill Jones

Goose’s father was shocked to learn that his dog was back in a shelter. Although he couldn’t take Goose on his own, he was determined to adopt the loving pup into his family.

“He was like, ‘Let me figure this out so I can get Goose out of the shelter and bring him back,'” Jones said.

Less than four days later, Goose’s dad drove from Florida to North Carolina and found his long-lost pup.

Jill Jones

When the time came to see him again, Goose, who is usually the loudest dog in the shelter, fell completely silent.

“It was like he was saying, ‘I know my people are here, so there’s no need to shout,'” Jones said. “‘I was just shouting for my people.'”

He didn’t make a sound, but staff members could tell by his excited jumps that Goose was happy to see his father again.

You can watch the emotional reunion here:

After their reunion, Goose and his father embarked on their first road trip together in Florida. Goose’s grandfather offered to give the pup a forever home, and that’s where he’s been ever since.

Jill Jones

According to Jones, Goose is thriving in Florida, where he spends his days running around his newly fenced yard and playing with his dog cousins. Although she misses him, Jones is relieved to know that Goose no longer has a reason to cry.

“He’s finally back with his humans,” Jones said.

To help dogs like Goose get the care they need, donate to Adopt An ANGEL Animal Shelter.

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