Hey, actual OP/Winston's dad here. Thanks for linking the original post.
Update: Winston is 3 now and he's like hands down one of the best pups I've ever had. He had a double ACL tear last year on both his back knees and recovered pretty well from it. Other than that here's an obligatory [Pic](https://i.imgur.com/GrmB4mX.jpg) of Winston grown up.
Edit: The IG is @winstonwoofs so people stop DM'ing me lol
My mom just adopted a Winston. He's 15, has melanoma, but he's a sweetie and he has a loving home for what he has left. (I believe the previous owner died, not abandoned.)
That’s got to be so confusing for him that his previous person is suddenly gone. He’s very lucky to have your mom and a loving place to spend his last few years. Give him some extra pets from me the next time you see him
How could people abandon that face.
It's a face you can't say no to! He's going to get lots of treats =)
Congrats!!! It was meant to be. So happy you found each other !
This post is stolen; the guy in the picture is actually my old roommate, /u/peanutbutterspacejam
Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad Winston found his forever home. Enjoy!!!
Wait so people agreed to adopt him and then just never showed up?
Probably the meet and greet appointments, after adoption application but before they agree to adopt. People are flakey!
Is that baby a vizsla? If so, you could literally not have picked a better friend. My parents have a velcro vizsla and it's the sweetest derpiest creature. He sat on my head because he couldn't figure out any other way to sit close to me in the corner of the couch. I thought he was trying to go behind me to sit by my shoulders like my dog does sometimes. Nope. Sat right on my head.
You look like what Keanu Reeves’ and Jarred Padalecki’s son would’ve looked like.
Congratulations with having your first dog! May you and Winston have lovely years and blessings ahead🧡💯
Man Winchester would have been a killer name then
You look like Jared Padalecki! Congratulations.
This is a karma bot, not the person in the photo. This was posted three years ago.
You are so lucky - both of you.
So wholesome. Really made my day.
Is that you Keanu?
I thought Jared Padalecki
F- for effort on spamming old posts.
Everyone please report the post so we can keep Reddit and the internet free of scammers and spammers (they often go hand in hand).
Three different people said they were adopting him and never showed up? The only time I would find this acceptable is if all 3 randomly died in an accident on their way over. That's unlikely, though.
I’m so glad the winter soldier found some love!
Are you.... Jared Padalecki?
He was waiting just for you.
People are the worse, how do you no show on a dog?!?!?
THANK YOU FOR BEING HIS HERO AND SAVING HIM!!! You both look so happy to have each other!!!!
How could you no show for that face? Lots of pets being sent.
Congratulations, god bless the little fella
Didn’t know Jared padalecki has reddit
I got no shows for the last 3 people I'd been seeing. It wasnt for lack of climbing into people's laps but I want to take this as a sign that the 4th one might work out 😭
Jared Padecki is that you ?
It's nice to see the winter soldier happy even after Cap went away. Congrats.
That face. I can't imagine why anyone passed on him. He is awesome!
First dog. Wow, congrats on entering a world of love beyond imagining. I can't tell how old he is so he may have already have outgrown eating all your really important stuff but getting you up at all hours, usually after a long day of work, needing to play at that time too is part of the 'teen' process too. If they were easy, everyone would have one. Grin. You may already know all this, if so, apologies. I volunteer at a shelter and we get those in Winston's age group because 'puppy cute' was outgrown. Bless you for adopting him. He will need LOTS of real exercise - this means good walks every day, usually more than once a day, LOTS of playing, daily training. Sit, down, stay and please please leash training properly so he doesn't pull. Socialize. Take him everywhere. Including introductions to the vet so he's not scared of them. The reward in a year is a pal you can take anywhere, that everyone WANTS you to bring because he's such joy. Mine is full lab, 12 years old and has his own fan club in our community because he's such a good and happy boy. 'Course, he was perfect to begin with....grin. Welcome to the best world ever.
Keanu got another dog, nobody hurt this one.
Who could no show him?!!!! Look at him!!!!
what a sweet perfect baby. so happy for you both!
He was just waiting for you. You will soon know the love of a dog unconditionally. The joy he will bring you can not be put in words. Congrats to both of you. Win win.
Why does it seem like most posts like this just happen to be from brand new accounts?
Maybe because during the pandemic, it was the happiest thing that happened all year and they want to share it with the world???
I love how the dog is like "Uh, he always does this."
Winston has some regrets.
With those eyes, how can there be no shows? Their loss is your gain
Congrats! I wish you a Winston the best of adventures
Don't you dare ever send him back!!! 🤗
Hard to believe that this sweetheart of a dog wasn't snatched up immediately!
That look says it all! Winston knew exactly the person he was waiting for :D
You two were meant to be!
He was waiting for YOU!! 😊💕 Congrats!
His face is saying ‘back away from my human’ Enjoy
I find that you don’t pick them. They pick you. He chose you.
You're the best. Winston looks like such a good boy. He sealed the deal I'm sure by climbing into your lap and your heart. :)
You were chosen.
Congratulations!! Here's to a beautiful life together!
He was meant to be yours. Big congrats on becoming his dad.
Sometimes a dog just knows. 🥰 Congratulations!
Edited because someone showed this is an old post. Gah! I hate that
Awwwwww what a cutie! And so is the doggo, too! :-D
Where are people finding these adorable puppies up for adoption? All we have at my local shelters are angry pitbulls.
They always choose you :)
How could he not get picked! There must have been some really cute dogs there before him.
You look SO happy!!
looks like keanu reeves ngl
You guys look cute together!
Cute hello winston
Did somebody say... peanut butter!?
Winnie the Bish!
off topic but I always see what looks like "lc" in a square on many posts and I can't find in the sidebar what that means. just curious if anyone can answer, thanks!
Is that Ryan and Lego, from SuperMega?!
Great for you and he's a lovely boy
Good for you both!
He was waiting for you....
You hit the jackpot with this guy 😍😍😍😍
Thank you for adopting!!!
Thank you good human. Your kindness will be rewarded 100000000000 times. And your love will be returned unto infinity. You're a hero.
He will always love you, no matter what.
Those paws! He’s gonna be a big boy!
Congratulations on your new best friend!! He is so handsome and I’m sure the two of you will be so happy! Thank you for adopting!!!!
You’re so lucky I would have adopted him in a second 😀😁
Meant to be! Congratulations!
How can the world be that stupid???? Unless...he was waiting for you?
Astonishing that it took so long to get this beautiful pup adopted! There is actually a "shortage" of puppies at my local animal shelter (med size city in midwest of US. They are shipping them in from down south.) I wish you both all the happiness in the world!
So pure! Have a lovely life together!
I am so happy for you both. I can see your joy on your face.
Has anybody told you lately that you look just like my third ex-husband ?? Just wondering 😂😂😘
A win for all
He was waiting for you.
Sweet puppy. Congrats to both of you!
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