Dog returned to shelter for being too nice

Cuddly dog returned to animal shelter for being ‘too nice’

It seems implausible – unheard of really – but a cuddly dog was recently returned to a Georgia animal shelter because she is “too nice.” Yes, you read that correctly, Helena, a so-called “Velcro dog,” was sent back to the shelter because her adoptive family thought that she was just too sweet.

Helena was too nice for her adoptive family

Judging by the photos which were posted by LifeLine Animal Project, Helena is indeed a sweetheart. The organization wrote:

“Introducing….the sweetest, nicest, snuggliest dog in the ATL. Helena was recently returned to our Fulton County Animal Services location after her new owners said she was too nice and just wanted to be around them all the time.

This Velcro dog sounds just about perfect to us. And we know there’s a family out there waiting to spend their nights binge-watching Netflix and snuggling with this sweet velvet hippo.”

What could be better than a snuggly, cuddly Velcro dog? For most – nothing! Are you interested in meeting sweet Helena? If so, please email for more information!

(Images via LifeLine Animal Project)

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16 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Can’t believe a family said that. What type of dog did they expect? One that ran around in circles all the time, knocking them down, a dog that would bite, a dog that would not bother with them? Clingy dogs can get under foot, BUT, they are totally devoted to you and are the best ones to have. We’ve had several and believe me, when it is time for them to cross the rainbow bridge, it was so hard to let them go. Unbelievable reason to return a dog but this dog will get a loving family and they will both be happy. This stupid family needs goldfish to just watch swimming around in circles.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Just another example of the idiots whose brain power is like that of a doorknob – Helena was ‘too nice’ – now watch the next dog they get won’t be ‘nice enough’ – these are the type that will never be satisfied – total idiots who should not have any animal – some people are way too stupid to be called human. Helena will find a loving family who will enjoy her being ‘too nice’.

    • linda says:

      I’m assuming they want an outdoor dog or a much less needy one. Who doesn’t want a cuddly dog? I do! Such assholes!

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    Remember Now this is GEORGIA!!! What a hell of a State for that poor little Helena to be dumped in!!! I am more than sure there are a LOT of Wonderful People that are very Caring There.. and the ones that show up ( hopefully) are in the vast minority of individuals With an IQ lower than 40!!! A Dog TOO NICE!!! Lucky Helena to be brought back instead of beaten, torched, butchered, or starved!!! I hope Fulton County will Not destroy this little Girl for being nice and wanting to be loved!!! & they will be patient with not euthanizing her in a day or two… Please Give her a Chance…

  4. Red says:

    Some people are too stupid to be walking around unattended!!
    Good gosh….this baby looks like the perfect fur baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Darla G says:

    People are so stupid. If I could, I’d take this baby in a second – I love cuddly dogs. Unfortunately, I’m dealing with 2 elderly dogs right now and my time is consumed by that – I’m not complaining as it’s my privilege and honor to do it. I pray this sweet pup finds a good home.


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