This Senior Dog Wouldn’t Stop Shaking, Until She Meets The Perfect Human


Emma, a 14-year-old Poodle, was dropped off at a shelter in a crate and with a fuzzy blanket and a couple of toys. 

She weighed only four pounds.

As soon as Adrian Lott and Spencer Erickson, from Seattle, Washington, saw a picture of little Emma, they knew they had to adopt her.  

Two weeks later, Emma was finally in her forever home.

Emma’s Adoption Story

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When Emma first arrived at her new home in Seattle, she was a little skeptical at first. She was not only terrified, but also needed a lot of medical care. 

“We suspect she had suffered some pretty serious neglect prior to being taken to the shelter. Her spine was quite curved, and she was incredibly shaky on her back legs.” Lott told Newsweek. 

Emma was barely able to stand or walk, even though she weighed less than four pounds. She was in overall terrible condition and needed urgent dental work. 

However, her new parents were so in love with her that they were determined to do anything to help her stay with them for as long as possible.

“She developed a connection to me pretty quickly. As she healed and settled into our home, she started following me room to room, and really enjoyed cuddling on my lap,” Lott said. 

Emma was visibly shaking for the first couple of days at her forever home, probably from fear and trauma of everything she had been through. 

However, once she finally realized that she wasn’t going anywhere and that her new parents truly loved her, she finally stopped shaking. 

Watch the heartwarming moment here: 

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When people decide to adopt a dog, they often gravitate toward little puppies, leaving fragile senior dogs in shelters despite the love they have to offer. 

Adrian and Spencer are a true example of how much love and happiness senior dogs actually can bring. 

In Her Forever Home 

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When they first brought Emma home, they genuinely thought she was going to live just a couple of months because she was in such terrible condition. 

Not only did Emma exceed their expectations, but she recently celebrated two years at her forever home. 

“Knowing that she’s at two years, with no signs of being done yet… I’m so, so grateful. Our joke is that she’s never going to die – Emma’s amazing vet team said on Friday that ‘she’s basically pickled’,” Emma’s parents wrote on Instagram. 

A little bit of love can go a long way. 

Emma is living her best life with four other senior dogs at the house.

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She has gained weight and had hip surgery that greatly increased her quality of life, but above all, she found what true love feels like. 

“When you have a senior dog and you don’t know how long you’re gonna get to spend with them, you enjoy every single second. She’s gonna be happy and safe with us for as long as she has. She’s never gonna wonder if she’s important again,” Emma’s mom told GeoBeats Animals.  

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If you ever decide to give a senior dog a chance, you’ll be surprised as to how much love and warmth they can bring to your home. 

Every dog deserves a chance for a happy life.