Shelter Dog Still Homeless after 3 Years. Starts Online Dating to Find a Match


Looking for love, Henry, age 23 according to his online dating profile, has light hair, dark eyes, and a nose — a wet nose.

Henry is a graduate of the Obedience School and a self-proclaimed Very Good Boy now working at “The Good Boy Corporation.”

Known as Mr. Happy-go-Lucky, Henry is a dog who loves adventure, swimming, car rides, other dogs, and people.

According to his shelter, he will work for food, and his favorite treat is a good chicken nugget.

He has been living in a no-kill animal shelter for the past three years, hoping for a family to find him.

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His dream is to go out on his ideal doggie date, as told by Miranda Morrison, the canine behavior and enrichment coordinator for Animal Ark Rescue.

“He’d be picked up at the shelter for a car ride. Then he and his date would take a nice long walk or a hike, with a break for swimming.

“They’d get lunch on a patio, and dine on chicken nuggets or sweet potato fries,” she said.

“Then home to a cozy couch for a little living room fetch with a squeaky plush toy, followed by a Netflix marathon and snuggle fest before dozing off into a cozy slumber.”

Morrison had the idea to put Henry’s profile on the popular dating app, Tinder, after Henry had been a shelter dog for so long.

“He is my favorite dog at the shelter,” Morrison said, which is why she wanted to find him a home.

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And since his profile went up, Henry has been matched to over 21 people who are all excited to get messages from him.

“Most of them seem delighted,” Morrison said. “I think it pleasantly surprises matches when Henry the doggo actually sends them a message.”

Henry began “online dating” on Dec. 29, and while he hasn’t found a home yet, Morrison is optimistic.

Henry is a bit shy around children, but his heart is full of love to share with his future owner.

“I know Henry deserves true and unwavering unconditional love for the rest of his life. He leaves paw prints on the hearts of those he loves,” she said.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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