UPS Driver Adopts Pit Bull On Her Route After His Owner Dies

UPS Driver Adopts Pit Bull On Her Route After His Owner Dies


UPS Driver Adopts Pit Bull On Her Route After
His Owner Dies The UPS Dogs Facebook page is an adorable
page that celebrates the friendships between UPS drivers and the dogs on their route. Since drivers typically go on the same routes
every day, they often form bonds with the pups they meet. The drivers will often bring treats or toys
for their favorite dogs, and the pups reward them with kisses! . A UPS driver named Katie Newhouser absolutely
loved hanging out with the dogs on her route. She grew particularly close with a big, lovable
pit bull named Leo. Katie also became close with Leo’s mom,
Tina. Tina told Katie that her son had found Leo
when he was a puppy. Leo was very young and tiny, and Tina had
to bottle-feed him. Leo thought of Tina as his mother, and the
two formed an incredible bond. They did everything together! “They were very very close and did everything
together,” Katie told PEOPLE. “I don’t think that dogs ever forget anyone
who they have been that close to.” In July 2017, Katie saw a heartbreaking Facebook
post: Tina had passed away. Katie was devastated by the loss of her friend,
and she was also worried about what would happen to Leo. Katie contacted Tina’s son, Cannon, and
asked if he was taking the dog. But Cannon was an active duty Marine, and
so he couldn’t take Leo in. And so, Tina decided to adopt Leo herself. She shared the news in a heartwarming post
on the UPS Dogs Facebook page. “This is Leo …. he would always start
barking as I pulled into the condo complex……He would always jump into my truck when I stopped…. his owner passed away and now he lives with
me,” Katie wrote on the UPS Dogs Facebook page. Katie already had three dogs, and she worried
at first that her pups and Leo wouldn’t get along. But it turned out, she had nothing to worry
about! Friendly Leo loved her dogs, and they loved
him right back. “It was probably confusing for him at first,
[but] he has adapted well,” says Katie. “He and his brother Moose are inseparable. Bailey, his sister, has taken a while to come
around, [but] they actually play now … once Leo was introduced into the house, the whole
vibe changed.” Even though Leo loved Katie and her dogs,
it did still take him some time to adjust to her house. He missed his mother Tina terribly. “Leo missed Tina when he first got here,”
Katie said. “He would whine at night before he would
fall asleep. It was heartbreaking, really. He still does every once in a while. I know he misses her.” While Leo will always love Tina, he has thankfully
found a wonderful place to call home with a mom and siblings who love him more than
anything. Leo is a sweet, friendly dog who always has
a big smile on his face. If you’d like to learn more about Leo and
Katie, check out the video below. Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

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