Jessica Williams has always wanted to adopt a dog, and when she and her boyfriend moved into an apartment that allowed dogs, she knew it was the right time.
Her boyfriend supported her ultimate dream to have a dog, but he said they would do it around her birthday, which is supposed to be in November. However, Williams couldn’t wait any longer, so she started browsing the web for different shelter dogs, and there was a particular dog that really caught her attention.
It was Benji, who was a stray dog in Los Angeles and has been recently taken to a big public shelter. This dog wasn’t what most people would likely choose as he was guarded and his bad flea allergy made him lose a lot of his fur.
Despite this, Williams couldn’t get Benji out of her head, so she decided to drive for 6 hours just to get to him.
Williams Knew Benji Needed Her
Benji wasn’t having a great time at the shelter and Williams had a strong feeling that she had to do something about it.
“He was at the shelter for ten days and wasn’t handling it well,” Williams told The Dodo. “He would snarl and snap at people as they walked by. I had never seen a sadder dog and knew we couldn’t leave him there.”
The couple lives in Sacramento, but they were willing to drive all the way to Los Angeles, where Benji could be found. For some reason, they knew that the sad dog was worth the long drive.
Once they arrived at the shelter, they immediately went in and showed interest in adopting Benji. The staff at the shelter weren’t sure about William’s choice, and they even tried to discourage the couple from taking the sad dog.