There’s a popular belief that dogs and UPS drivers don’t get along, but if the story in the video below is any indication of the truth, that belief is simply false. Katie Newhouser is a UPS delivery driver with over fifteen years of experience. She’s probably met more dogs than she can remember during her long career, but there’s only one dog in particular who has earned a special place in her heart.
“As soon as I pulled into the condo complex, he’d start barking,” Katie wrote on Facebook. “Whenever I came to a stop, he would jump into my truck.”
Katie met Leo at a location where she visits at least once a month. Tina, Leo’s owner, was a lovely lady who had had the dog since he was a small puppy. Tina and Leo had an extremely close relationship, as you might expect, and Katie could see it. However, while visiting Leo one day, Katie learned that Tina had unfortunately passed away while she was on vacation. The dog was left in the care of her son, who was a Marine. However, due to his hectic schedule, he was unable to provide Leo with the level of love and attention he had grown accustomed to.
As a result, Katie contacted the son and asked if he would consider giving the dog to her, as she and Leo had grown close over the years. Katie knew Leo would fit right in, even though she already had several dogs in her care. They’ve all become one big happy family now.
“It was probably confusing for him at first,” she said, “but he has adjusted well.” “His brother Moose and he are inseparable.” Bailey, his sister, took a while to warm up, but they’re now playing… When Leo came into the house, the whole atmosphere changed.”
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