Every dog in his day! Adorable pup is adopted by United Airlines captain after being brought to San Francisco by traveler from Asia, then DUMPED after learning he had incorrect papers
- Polaris, a puppy abandoned by his owner at the San Francisco airport earlier this year, has found a new forever home
- United Airlines captain and his family adopted Polaris with a party at SFO
- Polaris’ owner abandoned him in September because the dog lacked the necessary papers to stay in the United States
- Six-month-old puppy was taken to pet store at Los Angeles airport
- United have teamed up with the San Francisco SPCA to find a new home in Polaris
An adorable pup was adopted by a United Airlines captain after being brought to San Francisco airport by a traveler from Asia who abandoned the animal after learning he had the wrong paperwork.
The anonymous owner abandoned him in September when he was just 12 weeks old because he did not have the necessary papers for the animal to stay in the United States.
Nicknamed Polaris, after United’s business-class product, the little dog was taken to a pet store at Los Angeles International Airport where he was quarantined for three months while United officials worked to find a solution to keep him in the country.
The airline teamed up with the San Francisco SPCA to find a new home for the German Shepherd mix, and now around six months old, was finally adopted by United Airlines Captain William Dale, who celebrated his return with an adoption party at the airport.
Polaris, a pup abandoned by his owner at San Francisco airport earlier this year, has found a new forever home with United Airlines Captain William Dale and his family
United hosted an adoption party for the six-month-old German Shepherd mix to celebrate his finding a forever home
“United’s customer service team took on quite the challenge to ensure that Polaris would be safe, healthy and find a loving home,” said Lisa Feder, SPCA Chief Rescue and Welfare Officer. from San Francisco.
Nearly 30 airline employees applied to adopt Polaris, but ultimately Captain Dale was selected.
“Sometimes we face the craziest situations,” United spokesman Vincent Passafiume told NBC News.
Polaris’ original owner gave him up in September at just 12 weeks old because the dog didn’t have the necessary papers to stay in the United States.
The six-month-old puppy was taken to a pet store at the Los Angeles airport
United Airlines has partnered with the San Francisco SPCA to find a new home in Polaris
The dog was housed in a quarantine facility for three months at LAX airport from September
“It was probably one of the weirdest we’ve ever dealt with and also one of the most difficult.
“To be able to achieve the result that we achieved as a team and to see that Polaris will return home to a family that will give him a great life is really a special moment for me.
“It’s a great feeling to see this story come full circle and that Polaris will have a loving home with Captain Dale and his family – just in time for the holidays,” he added.
Nearly 30 airline employees applied to adopt Polaris, but ultimately Captain Dale was selected
incent Passafiume of United Airlines tweeted about the little dog in September