Dumpling the blind, overweight Labrador has finally found a forever home

Dumpling the labrador with her new Labrador buddy
Dumpling the labrador has found a forever home (Picture: @labrescueACT/Facebook)

Remember Dumpling? The overweight, blind labrador? Of course you do.

The adorable ten-year-old dog was desperately in need of a home after being dumped at a pound on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Dumpling is completely blind after having both of her eyes removed because they were causing her a lot of pain but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t make a fab pet.

But rescuers at Labrador Rescue worried that the poor doggo wasn’t going to find a forever home and so wrote a plea on Facebook.

Since the post went viral, a whopping 63 applications from potential families came through.

And now, we are delighted to inform you, Dumpling has found her forever home with one Ingebrigtsen family. Her new mum and dad Debbie and Craig Ingebrigtsen welcomed her with open arms. ‘She’s adorable, we’re really grateful that we’ve been given the opportunity to look after her and give her the wonderful life that she deserves,’ Debbie told 7News. And Dumpling won’t be alone anymore either, she has a new labrador pal Bob who lives with the Ingebrigstens.

Debbie added: ‘Bob’s a good boy and loves other animals and people so I’m sure he will welcome Dumpling into our house’.

Socialize your pet. This is especially important for puppies. Again – behavior problems are the number one reason dogs don’t stay with their families and don’t get adopted by new families. Lack of proper socialization can result in inappropriate fears, aggressive behavior, general timidity, and a host of other behavior problems that are difficult to extinguish once a dog is mature.

Dumpling the labrador in her forever home
Settling right in (Picture: @dumplingandbobby/Instagram)

The Labrador Rescue group shared the good news with followers, saying: ‘Our little Dumpling has become a massive social media star, her story has been shared far and wide by our supporters, celebrities, news sites, it’s been overwhelming!

‘In great news for her she has a meet and greet today with a wonderful family and we hope it a perfect match!’

Before she was rehomed, Dumpling had lost an incredible 13 kilograms.

The golden labrador’s heartbreaking story touched a lot of souls after it went viral.

In the initial post, rescuers wrote: ”Unfortunately I was dumped at the pound at 10 years old, blind, overweight and alone.

‘As you can tell I have no eyes; I had to lose them as they were causing me a lot of pain.’

Dumpling the labrador with her new forever family
She even has another doggo friend in the family (Picture: @dumplingandbobby/Instagram)

She continued: ‘I live with cats and another dog. I am good with them as long as they don’t get right in my face as it gives me a shock sometimes. All I do is bark at them. I won’t hurt anyone.

‘I don’t need much in life, just a nice warm home in which to enjoy my last few years.’

Sprinkle parsley on your dog's food for fresher breath.

We’re so happy Dumpling finally has that.

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