Selfless people tend to attract similar people. It should be no surprise that volunteers at a dog shelter have found a long-term romantic match during their time volunteering. We have uncovered three stories that show how people have met their soulmates thanks to the dogs at these shelters. Take a look at how lonesome pets can inspire love!
Janie and Bill believe in karma
Originally, the dogs had nothing to do with the situation. I was on Askme4date looking for a partner with the same interests after moving back home after college. I met a sweet guy from the same town, and we had a few dates online. It wasn’t long before we decided to meet up and see how well we got along.
Being the big believer in karma that he is, my date and I decided that we should have our first date by doing something for other people, and it would be a surprise to me. We met up at a dog shelter!
Now, he had no idea that my dog, Kinsy, had passed away while I was at college. We went inside to feed and play with the dogs, and the place we were assigned had a puppy in it that looked so much like Kinsy that I started to cry.
My date thought he ruined the whole thing, but we stayed and played with that pup for three hours that day. We are now engaged, and I believe that the universe has a plan for us all.
Derek and Sarah find first comes the dog, then love
I try to do some volunteer work for animals because I know that so many dogs in shelters needlessly suffer. I started going to the local county shelter and feeding animals and taking them out for exercise. In fact, I was committed to taking the dogs for long runs and walks.
Eventually, I got attached to one dog. He was a former racing dog, a beautiful greyhound. I went in as often as I could to help him get the exercise he desperately wanted.
One day, I went in and saw his cage was empty, and my heart dropped. As it turned out, another volunteer had taken him out for the day.
The other volunteer and I went alternated taking this particular dog out for exercise until one day we bumped into each other, and sparks flew. We’ve been married for 2 years now, and we adopted Blue as soon as we moved in together.
Lucy and Jack found each other thanks to dogs
My husband died when I was still in my mid-40s, and the whole situation gutted me.
I tried to do things that he enjoyed doing to feel closer to him, and I decided one day to go to the dog shelter on a whim to feed and see how I can help as he did.
I helped clean cages and bathed some dogs, and I saw why my husband loved doing this — these animals had nobody, and they were so appreciative.
Over time, I started meeting other volunteers, and I met Jack. We went out for coffee after one visit and slowly built a new relationship over time. If I hadn’t kept visiting those dogs, who knows if I would still be alone?
Volunteering links soulmates
Animals have tremendous power to bring people together. At the same time, they need help from people. If you want to make a big difference in the lives of dogs, then you should consider volunteering at an animal shelter. Who knows, you might meet your soulmate along the way.