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'Baby' adopted after being only dog left after Arizona Humane Society adoption event

Posted at 11:05 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 22:57:47-05

PHOENIX — A Valley pup is happy to be in her forever home after she was the only dog left following an Arizona Humane Society adoption event over the weekend.

"All I kept thinking was how could just one dog be left out? That's not right," said Nicholas Potter, the man who eventually adopted Baby.

The Arizona Humane Society says 347 pets found families during their adoption event, except one dog -- 4-year-old Baby.

Baby's story went viral on Facebook Monday after humane society workers shared the details with local news outlets. Nicholas says that's where his girlfriend spotted Baby, and he knew they needed to meet her.

"When I went to go see Baby it was pretty much dog love at first sight. I instantly loved this dog from first sight," Nicholas says. "Every dog deserves a forever home, especially for Christmas."

The cute pup has bonded instantly with the family, especially Nicholas' 3-year-old daughter -- Baby follows her everywhere and even sleeps with her!

Nicholas tells ABC15 Baby also has a favorite spot picked out already.

"Right on the couch, I put a soft blanket down she sniffed it and that was it."

Officials say Baby was first brought to AHS last year as a stray needing treatment for wounds. She recovered and was adopted out, but her family brought her back to the shelter when they moved.

AHS still has about 20 pets looking for their forever home this holiday season – a full list and location of each pet can be seen on their website.