Shelter Dog Jumps for Joy Upon Learning She’s Being Adopted in Sweet Video

A video of the sweet moment a shelter dog named Clementine learned she’d been adopted has gone viral online.

The adorable clip was posted to TikTok on April 1 by an adoption coordinator named Joe Kay (@adoptingdogs), who wrote: “Congratulations Clementine!!!” The video has amassed more than 8.5 million views and thousands of comments from charmed viewers who admitted that the viral moment moved them to tears.

The video opens with Kay walking through the shelter with an orange card that reads, “Adopted please hold.”

“Is this for you?” he asks Clementine as he approaches her cage. Upon seeing Kay, Clementine starts spinning in circles.

A video of the sweet moment a shelter dog learned she’d been adopted has gone viral online.

“You’re on hold, sweetie, you’re on hold,” said Kay as Clementine jumped around her cage in excitement. “You found yourself a forever family.”

The video ends with Kay sitting beside Clementine in her cage, petting the dog as she continues her happy spinning.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, “more than one million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States [each year]simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.”

This number could be reduced “dramatically,” said the Humane Society, if more people chose to adopt their pets rather than buy them from breeders.

“Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong,” the Humane Society explained. “Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.”

The organization also said that by adopting one animal, a person is helping countless more.

“Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others,” the Humane Society added.

For example, the shelter Kay works for routinely takes ownership of dogs that have been sent off to puppy mill breeders to be euthanized, he told Newsweek. To show that “shelter dogs are worth adopting too,” Kay regularly posts videos to his TikTok page of dogs like Clementine jumping for joy at the news that they’re being adopted.

Those commenting on Kay’s video of Clementine said the video, as well as Kay’s many other posts, moved them to tears.

“I love your page so much brings tears to my eyes every time,” kitkat1986 wrote.


“Omg I’m going to die of happiness,” said lia.

Kerry added: “Not me sitting here crying into my cornflakes.”

In May, it was reported that a shelter dog who’d been ignored by countless families in a heartbreaking video finally found his forever home. And in March, a video of a German shepherd adopting her owner amassed more than 52 million views on TikTok.

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