Guinness the dog’s love story does has a happy ending, although it didn’t end up exactly the way he expected.
When a nice blonde woman came to Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter with adoption on her mind, she and Guinness spent some quality time together. She needed to sleep on it, though, and left her information on a sticky note with staffers.
Another family adopted Guinness the next day, and when she came back for him — he was gone.
But when allergies forced his new family to return him to the shelter, staffers were frantic. The blonde woman’s contact information had been lost! So an enterprising shelter worker took to social media in the hope of finding the mystery woman. Even the local news got on board to help.
In hopes of finding Guinness his forever-home love match, the shelter created a personal ad in the “missed connection” style!
“Dear nice blonde lady – if you still want to adopt me – I’m here,” it read in part. “Love, Guinness.”
The ad did lead to Guinness finding his forever home, complete with a fur sibling, but it wasn’t with the mystery blonde.
That turned out to be Sarah Layne, a nurse from the Austin area. She did manage to see the personal ad, but it was already too late! She was a good sport about it, though!
“Hi everyone, I’m the ‘blonde lady,'” she wrote on the shelter’s Facebook page. “I did see the story, but not in time!!! I’m heartbroken I didn’t see it in time but so happy he found His forever home.”
Although she didn’t wind up with Guinness, the shelter hopes she’ll return just the same.
“Sarah, hopefully you come by soon. We will find another match that is perfect for you,” they wrote.