Boy's viral video helps deaf dog find a home

KING 5's Eric Wilkinson reports.

Six-year-old Roman McConn volunteers a couple times a week at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley. He plays with the pups and keeps them company.   

"I just love their personalities," he said, cuddling a baby Chihuahua. "Like, this little guy is scared and I'm trying to get him calm."

It's that kind of compassion that led Roman to Legend, a 7-year-old Lab brought to the shelter way back in April.

It's been tough to find him a home because Legend is deaf and doesn't get along well with other dogs, but that never mattered to Roman.

Roman already has two dogs at home, and mom says that's plenty.

But after seven months at the shelter, Roman couldn't stand to see his sweet friend without a home.

So, he and mom made an utterly adorable Facebook video that was almost as cute as Legend himself.

It went viral, seen across the country after being featured on KING 5.

WATCH: Child's adorable plea to find home for deaf dog

A family in Colorado saw it and contacted Roman's mom, Jennifer.

Suddenly, the deaf dog nobody wanted was headed to a home in Colorado. 

There was a bittersweet send-off at the shelter Wednesday morning. A volunteer loaded Legend into a van and began the long drive to the Rocky Mountains.

"I feel really sad because I really do like Legend, but I am happy he got a home," said Roman. "I want every dog on Earth to have a home!"

The boy plans to make more videos to help dogs get adopted. His mom runs a non-profit called Project Freedom Ride that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in Texas and relocates them to Washington.

 

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