Sixty strangers gather in the parking lot to receive their “dream dog” from the shelter

Sixty strangers gather in the parking lot to receive their “dream dog” from the shelter.

It is so wonderful to see everyone receive their rescue dog, there is so much laughter and joy.

Since 2011, Tracy and Scott Whyatt have saved the lives of 700 little dogs and welcomed them all into loving homes.

The couple was fed up with the fact that 2.7 million babies and cats are euthanized each year at the ports because they are too full.

Tracy and Scott started Tracy’s tykes after she was laid off for six weeks.

in 2011 and decided to follow her dream of dedicating her life to saving babies.

Tracy and Scott spend their days on the road traveling to slaughter ports to save Texas babies that would otherwise be euthanized.


The pups are brought to Tracy’s Dogs facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they receive medical care and are prepared for surrender.

Tracy’s tykes also finds homes for the dogs and pre-adopts each one. Tracy’s tykes partners with places like PetSmart to use a meeting space where new dog owners meet their pre-adopted dog.


Each month, Scott loads the pups into a 32-passenger trailer and takes them to PetSmart parking lots in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and even Florida to meet their new families.

“When people borrow a dog from us, I really want them to understand that they are marrying that dog but actually saving the lives of three children,” said Liz Grabarits, Director of Operations.

So when 60 children leave, 60 more can arrive and be saved from the ports of death.

That means there’s room for 60 more in the ports as well.


At these events, Tracy’s tykes staff can witness the beautiful moments when a dog is welcomed into a home where they will be loved unconditionally and cared for for the rest of their lives.

This is a particularly emotional moment for the new owners of the animal. Tracy’s Dogs takes this very seriously.

That’s why they often hold a party called “Gotcha Day”, where all the families who come to borrow puppies gather in front of the trailer, while the puppies are officially tagged and given to their new owners. Everyone blows and claps and it’s crazy adorable.


Megan Peters and Brian Roseto searched online for a pet with no luck until they finally created Tracy’s tykes.

“We introduced Benny, soon to be Finn’s print, and fell in love with him incontinently,” said Ms. Peters.

And that’s exactly what happened when Megan and Brian got to meet the canine they would call Finn for the first time in the PetSmart parking lot.

“I’m so agitated I’m trying not to cry,” Peters said.

Roseto was simply beaming at the sight of his new friend.

More than 60 happy families were formed that day.


Whyatt says they get between five and thirty relinquishment operations per canine.

See all the happy faces from that day in the video below and learn more about


Watch the kids meet their new owners in the video below!

Article Sources: ONLYGOOD TV

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