Two young siblings said goodbye to their dog after their family surrendered him to a California shelter.
The boy and girl took turns tearfully reading Ruger children’s books one final time.
They lovingly sang Ruger his favorite tunes as he watched attentively from his kennel.
The siblings showered their dog with hugs, kisses, and belly rubs during their last meeting.
They took Ruger on one more stroll around the shelter to reminisce happily.
Even in their grief, the thoughtful kids tried to soothe and reassure Ruger.
After their tearful goodbye, the siblings hoped Ruger would find a new forever home.