Scott Poore moved in with a shelter dog and plans to stay there till the dog gets adopted.
Poore hopes that by living with 3-year-old terrier mix, named Queen, at Merriam, Kansas he will be successful in bringing attention to her story and Queen will get adopted.
He says, “I’m gonna stay here until we find her not just a home, but the perfect home,” Poore said in a Facebook video. “She wants a best human friend,” he said. “It’s all about Queen.”
Queen has lived at the shelter for more than 400 days, longer than any animal there, and, according to Poore, she has had a really bad upbringing, he found her living behind a dumpster in “a terrible area.”
But Queen has received the necessary medical attention and is now ready to be adopted. “She’s the world’s sweetest dog,” Poore said, “She’s not aggressive. She’s not mean.” He added that the perfect home would have no other dogs and no small children.
He doesn’t understand why Queen is not getting adopted, but thinks it could be “a freak situation after a string of bad luck.” He says that while people want him to adopt Queen, he says he has no plans to adopt her.
“Everybody wants me to but everybody who knows me knows this is what I do,” he said. “I’ve got a dog at home that’s very special to me and I bring a different dog home every night from the shelter, so I’ve got a great system.” Poore added, “I’m in the business of exporting, not importing.”
“She’s just been slowly declining in the shelter environment because I see her every day I’ve noticed those changes,” Poore said. “Queen is really speaking for all long term shelter dogs and shelter cats, they’re kind of the forgotten ones.”
We really hope a kind soul comes forward and adopts Queen and gives her a forever home.