Having watched all his playmates leave with their new owners, this poor pooch soon realised nobody wanted him.
Juice spent 10 long months at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, in Maryland, America, before anyone gave him a look in.
He would spend hours crying alone in his kennels – and started to “lose himself” from the stress of shelter life.
A spokesperson said: “For a long time, Juice was the example we used as a dog who could manage the stress of shelter life without getting depressed.
“But in the past month that changed – he started to lose his confidence.
“Then he was adopted and we jumped for joy. But it wasn’t the right match, and after a couple of days he was back in his kennel, more stressed than ever.
“Staff started to notice him crying, panting, and pacing more often.
“One of our staff took him home for a sleepover to give him a break from the shelter and try to help him relax.
“But when she brought him back in the morning and put him back in the kennel, he started crying and didn’t stop all day.
“Living in a shelter is not a life, and we’re afraid that Juice is beginning to lose himself.”
In a desperate attempt to rehome Juice, the rescue team shared a heartbreaking plea on Facebook asking somebody to open their hearts and homes to the unwanted dog.
The rehoming appeal reads: “This is a story about Juice: a cuddly, loving, giant-headed goofball who has been at the shelter for almost 10 months.
“And Juice really, really needs your help..
“He needs a home where he can be himself and regain the confidence and trust that he has lost.
“He needs a family who will give him time and patience. We know that he’ll repay that kindness with incredible loyalty and endless snuggles.
“Please, don’t let Juice cry in his kennel anymore. Help us find him a home.”
In just a matter of hours, the shelter was inundated with applications for the poor pooch – and he was matched with his new owners just days later.
“Thank you all for your shares and prayers for Juice,” the spokesperson added.
“We have received hundreds of calls, emails, and messages from folks all over the country and the world about our boy.
“He was adopted a few days later by an amazing couple who decided to add Juice to their family.
“Now, almost four months later, here he is living the good life. He’s lost some of his extra weight, loves his Hulk t-shirt, and will be learning to do weight pulls (doggie sports).”