Dan + Shays Dan Smyers and his wife Abby recently gave an underweight 16 year old Chihuahua a new home until they find an eternal family. In a recent Instagram post, Smyers shared that they knew they needed to take the cute little dog home when they spotted her at Wags & Walks Rescue in Nashville.
“16 years old. emaciated. no teeth. etc. all alone and scared at the shelter, ”wrote Smyers. “We didn’t want her to live like this for the rest of her life. So much respect to my wonderful wife @abbysmyers, @kathrynhurley_ and @wagsandwalksnashville who put their hearts and souls into saving these poor animals every day. We’re glad this little puppy is safe now and is finally feeling love (possibly for the first time). “
The post also features several selfies of Dan and Abby with the dog, including one in which the puppy looks at Smyers with a seemingly grateful look. As Smyers explains in the post, the dog already seems happier and more at home with the couple.
“She is making great strides and we even saw a tail wag this afternoon,” he wrote. “As soon as she is healthy again, we will make sure that she finds the perfect home forever. as always please #adoptdontshop. ”
The little Chihuahuas join the Smyers’ house because the couple already have four dogs. The singer and his wife are long-time animal rescue advocates, and in December Smyers shared photos and videos of another emaciated dog named Winnie whom he was helping with the rescue. In the mail, Smyers can be seen giving the dog her first bath before sending her to her foster home.
“She has so much love to give and deserves the same love in return,” he wrote. “Winnie, we don’t know what happened to you in your past life, but promise it will never happen again.”