The 5 year old beagle/pit bull mix narrowly escaped certain doom earlier this year when the unfortunate dog was slated for euthanasia, along with several other animals.
Miraculously, when animal control personnel went to open the box that the animals had been placed in and subsequently filled with carbon monoxide, Daniel was staring back at them unhurt, frightened but without a scratch.
Daniel has become something of a press sensation following the story becoming an international concern but his fate wasn’t entirely certain as the lovable dog still had not yet found a permanent home.
Daniel’s plight fell on the ears of New Jersey based organization Eleventh Hour Rescue and was flown into New Jersey to be rescued. The organization soon found an adopted home for the weary pup in that of John Dwyer and his family, also of New Jersey.
Eleventh Hour Rescue had received more than 100 requests to adopt “The Miracle Dog” but Joe Dwyer and his family were the lucky ones to win that coveted honor. Dwyer and his family had needed only two “meet-and-greets” with Daniel before their adoption was approved.
Daniel is now a permanent resident at the Dwyer family house, where he has four other dogs to keep him company.
As recently as Wednesday, ‘The Miracle Dog’ has received a glowing report from the vets following a much needed checkup.
He’s also making new friends with the Dwyer’s other dogs.
Dwyer told reporters, “By Thursday evening they were all lying down together. It was wonderful to see. … He’s in extremely good shape, especially in light of what he went through…His attitude is just incredible.””
His new owner said, “God spared his life for a reason”.
Eleventh Hour Rescue is a nonprofit that works to save dogs slated for euthanasia.