Valentine the Pit Bull/Dalmatian mix was rescued from a hoarder situation where she had been giving birth to puppies. So when she was adopted by Ashley Moses and was taken home her uncertainty and fear was evident when she approached the front door of her new home for the first time.
@valandash The moment you realize you are home forever.💓 #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #pitmatian #dogtiktok #rescueanimals #dogsofttiktok ♬ Surrender – Natalie Taylor
At the door, Valentine hesitantly looks inside. She wasn’t sure it was safe to go indoors. But a few days later, she walks inside like a completely different dog.
It was a huge relief to Ashley and her fiancé.
Ashley had fallen in love with Valentine from the moment she saw her picture. She right away sent her fiancé a text telling him how much she wanted to adopt Valentine. It took a bit of convincing, but he agreed.
@valandash Does he say yes?! #foryou #everydayiwakeup #love #dog ♬ A Man Without Love – Engelbert Humperdinck
When the couple met Valentine in a meet-and-greet they weren’t sure if they could help the frightened pup. “She was very timid when we first met her,” Ashley told The Dodo. “She wasn’t opening up to us, and we couldn’t get a feel for her personality during our meet-and-greet with her. You could tell her spirit was crushed, and she looked so sad.”
But their doubts quickly disappeared. After her first night in her new home, Valentine transformed into a very happy dog. It’s as if she knew she had finally come home.
And during her first week, she quickly adapted to a life full of new, wonderful things.
@valandash My first week in my forever home. 🥺🏡#rescuedog #fypage #foryoupage #foryourpage #dogsofttiktok #dogsofttiktok #pitmatian #rescueanimals ♬ _Cute – Gabe Lost
Two year after her “Gotcha Day”, Valentine continues to delight Ashley and her fiancé and is always made to feel included…even in the couple’s engagement photos!
@valandash We just got our pictures back 😭 #fyp #engagementpictures #engagement #dogmom ♬ this is what falling in love feels like – JVKE