There many kind-hearted people in this world. These people treat humans and animals with genuine care and kindness.
These people have different ways of expressing their kindness. Some love to give, there are people who are fond of helping those who are in need, while there are ones who adopt kids or animals.
Most of the time, adoption is planned by those people who desire to adopt babies. And it takes a long process.
But for this family, it was all unexpected.
Instead of the owner finding the pet, the pet finds the owner…
The Jokinen family, who live in Philadelphia, know exactly what it’s like when fate intervenes and delivers an animal directly to your doorstep (quite literally). In their case, they woke up in the middle of the night to discover a stray dog in their living room.
Speaking to The Dodo about the bizarre circumstances that led to them adopting the stray, dad Jack Jokinen explained that his wife had woken him up at 4 am to tell him that there was a puppy in the house. He added:
“So confused, I go downstairs, and there is a puppy in our house. The front door is locked, back door is locked, the windows are locked. Kind of this mystery puppy in our house.”
It was all recorded!
The Jokinens’ discovered their front door had accidentally been left open.
CCTV footage showed the puppy limping down the street before climbing the steps to the Jokenins’ home and letting herself in through the front door.
“It looks like me just being a tired dad with a one-month old, when I came in from walking the dog, I closed the door and something didn’t catch.”
What happens when we forget to lock doors at home?
Anyone who has experienced parenthood will know that mistakes like this in the newborn days are pretty hard to avoid.
Jack will be sure to double-check the door has locked in the future, but this time he was lucky that the only thing to enter his property was the opposite of dangerous.
The pup desperately entered the house for shelter.
The puppy was stuck in the storm, which had blown the front door open.
The stray pup, looking for shelter, hobbled inside.
About twenty minutes later, in a random act of kindness, a stranger noticed the door was open, yelled inside to check that everything was okay, then shut the door again.
This is how the puppy seems to have entered the Jokenins’ property without opening any of the doors.
The doggo needed help.
The poor pup was in a bad way.
She was limping, malnourished, and nervous.
When Jack called animal control, they told him that they could bring the pup in and “surrender it”.
Instead, Jack took her to the vet, who discovered there was no microchip and diagnosed the pup with a whole host of conditions, including infected paws, swelling in her face, and mental scarring.
Thanks to the kindness of Jack and his wife, this poor stray’s story ends happily. He decided to adopt the dog, adding her to their already growing family.
The pup, who they named Suzy, gained weight and became much healthier after just a week in her new home. Jack said:
“Suzy’s becoming a part of the family very quickly and getting along with George (the Jokenins’ other dog). They hang out, they’re getting closer to each other.”
Even more happily, Jack was able to track down the man who closed his door for him on the night of the storm. Jack promised that he was going to buy Steve “so many beers” for his smart thinking.
Jack evidently knew he had got off very lucky after his blunder. He said:
“Of all the bad things that can happen when your front door is left open, to end up with a sweet dog who just needs a good home… I mean, wow!”
The dog might not have been in very good condition that night. Nevertheless, it’s a relief to know that she entered the right house with the right people living inside it.
Learn more about Suzy pup’s incredible story in the video below
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