Shelter Dog Gets Out Of Kennel One Night And Throws A Party

Since he was a puppy, Gilligan has been a resident of the Bedford County Humane Society in Pennsylvania. He had a terrible start in life, which left him with a lot of issues to overcome, so the shelter decided to make him the office greeter – a job he adores.

“He is an excellent office greeting,” Joyce Ross, a Bedford County Humane Society staffer, told The Dodo. “Every time someone passes through the door, he lets us know while patiently waiting for the guest to offer him goodies or a new toy.” He has unquestionably made improvement.”


Someone at the shelter was locking up for the night recently and placed Gilligan in his kennel but didn’t latch it properly. He was able to wiggle the door open and get himself free after everyone had gone home for the night. He was all alone in the shelter and free to do whatever he pleased, so he threw himself a party.

“He spent a long time looking to see whether there was anyone in the building,” Ross explained. “Once he realized he was alone, he immediately went for the toys.” He took them one by one from the pile we had just gotten from all of our Christmas donations and carried them into the hallway to play with them and to pull the squeakers out.”

Gilligan really let loose and dragged his new toys every which way. His mess spanned several hallways and rooms. It truly was a party for the ages.

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When everyone came to the shelter the next day, there was no need to figure out who had made the mess. Gilligan was right there, doing a little happy dance, so pleased of himself and eager to take responsibility of the situation.

“He had no remorse and he was happy to see a familiar face,”  Ross explained.

Everyone was relieved to find that Gilligan had kept his party largely restrained as they inspected the shambles. He hadn’t gone looking for food or anything. He’d only been interested in the toys with squeakers, and he’d made it obvious to all of the other dogs at the shelter that they were now his.


“Everyone at the shelter thought it was hilarious because, of course, he wouldn’t damage anything in the facility except the dog toys, which had no chance,” Ross explained. “First, we searched through all of the toys to see if there were any survivors that could be played with again.” He saved the majority of the ones that didn’t have a squeaker since that’s what he was looking for. The cleaning was rather simple once we collected some of the items that could be repurposed.”

No one could be mad with Gilligan despite the fact that he threw a party without permission. He’d had a tough childhood and just wanted to live out his goals, and judging by the mess, he certainly made the most of it.

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