Dog adopted after spending 625 days in Scottsdale animal shelter

A dog stuck in a Scottsdale animal shelter for nearly two years has finally found a forever home.

Sarge had been housed at Foothills Animal Rescue for 625 days. The shepherd-pitbull mix had been waiting to be adopten by a specific type of family to meet his needs.

On Jan. 2, that family was found.

"He's not a dog park dog, and he's not great with every single dog," said a spokesperson with Foothills Animal Rescue. "So he had a couple things that were going against him, but as you can see, he's an amazing dog -- he just needed someone to give him a chance."

The shelter celebrated the adoption by giving Sarge a doggie bag full of gifts and throwing him a big going-away party. 

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