Adopted Boy Sets Out to Save Old Homeless Dogs That Nobody Wants

Adopted Boy Sets Out to Save Old Homeless Dogs That Nobody Wants

In this heartwarming story, one adopted boy sets out to save old homeless dogs at his local shelter that nobody wants.


Robbie Gay is a 9-year-old boy from Palm Coast, Florida. And his favorite type of dogs at the humane society in his town are the oldest ones, the ones that seem to be the least adoptable. He sees himself in these dogs because he spent years in the foster care system before getting adopted.

"He knows what it feels like not to be loved and cared for,” says Robbie's adoptive mom, Maria. “He's the most hopeful, optimistic, and genuinely caring kid who has absolutely no reason to be that way."

Two years ago, Robbie was adopted by Maria and her husband Charles. He also gained an older dog named Buffy, but recently the dog had to be put down. Robbie insisted on holding Buffy until the very end. And after he let his beloved dog go, he told his mom, “I know how it feels not to be loved or cared for and I don't want any animal of mine to feel that way."

"People don't want older people and older dogs. They only want babies and puppies," Robbie shares. And he wants to do what he can to make those older dogs at his local humane society feel loved.

"He is so aware that it could have gone totally differently for him,” says Maria. “And in these older dogs Robbie has found a place to practice compassion."

Robbie says that he wants to adopt older foster children when he is an adult. But right now, he vows to adopt as many old dogs as his parents allow him to. So far, the family has adopted six!

Robbie also started volunteering at his local humane society and has become such a loving advocate for the older dogs there. God bless this kind and compassionate young boy!