Believe me when I tell you that no-kill shelters are just that.  They’re not wait-quite-a-while-before-killing shelters.  A dog who spent the past 11 years in the 5A’s Animal Shelter in downstate Godfrey, Illinois has a new place to call home!

A female pit bull mix named Wiggles was finally adopted by a Missouri family.  Wiggles, who is now 14 years old, was brought to the shelter in 2010.

The animal shelter said at first that Wiggles wasn’t overly friendly.  And then she was diagnosed with a benign tumor the size of a golf ball which grew to the size of a cantaloupe.  She kept getting passed over again and again until now.

The couple who adopted Wiggles has previous experience with two dogs who had cancer and says they are eager to give her a good life with their family.

I’m sure they’ll miss her at 5A’s, but Wiggles is probably happy to truly be home.