Some of the world's best marketing comes from animal shelters and sometimes a story will knock it out of the park.
That’s what happened to the story of Freya, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier at Freshfields Animal Rescue near Liverpool, England. Freya has been there since she was brought in as a stray puppy.
For six years not one of the 18,720 visitors during that time has offered her a home. She has epilepsy and needs medication, but her sweet disposition has made her a favorite with shelter workers. They were worried that "the loneliest dog in Britain" would spend her whole life in the shelter.
When Freya’s story about being rejected by over 18,000 people spread through the internet and print sources, the shelter was inundated with offers from all over the world, including one from United States film director Michael Bay. He offered Freya a part in his latest film Transformers 5: The Last Knight.
Bay, who owns two dogs, tweeted that not only would he make her a movie star but he would make sure she got a good home.
From all the applicants, the shelter workers had the task of finding the best fit for a dog who had spent her whole life in a kennel and needed medical attention.
Ray and Jackie Collins from Greater Manchester fell in love with Freya and it was obvious to shelter workers that they had something special to offer her. They have spent the past weeks becoming acquainted with her and introducing her to their rescue dogs, Teddie and Joanie.
The adoption became final this week and the loneliest dog in Britain now has a forever family.