Capone was Animal Friend's longest-term resident. But that all changed on Thursday.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A dog who spent 1,134 at Animal Friends has found his forever home just in time for the holidays.

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Ten-year-old Capone, a labrador retriever mix, was Animal Friends’ longest-term resident — until Thursday.

(Photo provided by Animal Friends)

Animal Friends says it was a challenge finding Capone a home. He has medical and behavioral quirks and his color and age played a role, as well as the fact that he wanted a home without kids or other pets.

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Yet they didn’t give up on him.

(Photo provided by Animal Friends)

On Thursday, the family who had been fostering him for several weeks decided to adopt Capone, ending his 3-year stay at the shelter.

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Animal Friends says Capone’s new family told them he transformed after they took him into their home, with his anxiety quickly diminishing. They report he’s a good boy who loves snuggling and is enjoying the family life.