When teachers go to school every morning, they want to see students, buses, and a busy day start. They never expected to see a dog waiting in front of the school. That’s exactly what happened to an elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas. The dog was literally waiting outside the school gate.
Teacher Caleb Schaffer comes to work and sees a cute dog waiting at the door. The dog rocked towards Shaffer, but the teacher had to go to class, so he walked past the dog. He couldn’t help but think about the lab mix outside the building, so he went back to check on him. Unfortunately, the dog is gone.
Animal control tried unsuccessfully to catch the dog. Sure enough, the dog reappeared at the door the next morning, and Shaffer saw him. The man repeated the same procedure and the dog went missing again later in the day. He did notice how bad the dog’s skin was and how he was whining and scratching at it.
Finally, on the third day, the dog was waiting, and Shaffer did something. He walked over to his car, barked the dog in, and the dog got into the car with the man. He brought the dog home to his wife so he could work. Although Shaffer couldn’t keep him, he called for local rescue. No one has a room. He took him to a local animal shelter, where the dog received some basic care and a bath.
He named him Clive and sent the photo to the Houston Emergency Shelter Pet’s Facebook page. Luckily, Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption saw the video and they arranged a foster home. Shaffer told the story to his students. In an interview with The Dodo, he said: “It’s full of homeless people. It gave me the opportunity to talk about neutering, neutering, heartworm prevention and the reality of shelters.”
Witness the happy ending for Clive in the video below: