Adoptable dog featured on Animal Planet sparks love at first sight for her new dad

Chemistry. It’s hard to put your finger on it, but you know when it’s there. Well, George Conden knows all about it, because there was something about a sweet dog’s face on TV that made him want to drive three hours to meet her. It was a risk, for sure. There was no guarantee that he and Dallas would click. But he took a chance, and a long ride, anyway.

George saw Dallas on “Give A Dog a Home: Live!,” a new program on Animal Planet that features adoptable pets from Best Friends locations around the country. The segment was just a few minutes long, but George says: “I just fell in love with her face. I wanted to meet her in person.”

So he asked his daughter to drive him from his Maryland home to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York. When George met Dallas, sure enough, it was like capturing lightening in a bottle. (It helps that she’s incredibly sweet and loves everyone.) George adopted her that day, and the trio headed home to Maryland.

Now Dallas has a big yard to run and play in, and George is getting more exercise as he walks her in their neighborhood. “It’s just wonderful having her around,” he says. “Dallas has changed my life.” Now that’s chemistry.

Adopt your new best friend

To see more amazing adoptable dogs and cats at Best Friends, tune into “Give a Dog a Home: Live!,” Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon Eastern time on Animal Planet.

Photo courtesy of the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York