By Laura Phillips

MONTE VISTA, Colo. (CBS4) – He may be the most patient pit bull in Colorado. After almost two years in the Conour Animal Shelter in southern Colorado, “Drools” the dog has finally found a forever home.

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The shelter described Drools as a 4-year-old pit bull/boxer mix that loves snuggling and is good with adults and kids — but he just wasn’t getting adopted.

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That’s when Kacey Widetich stepped in. She’s the Founder and Executive director of the “Relay for Rescue” organization.

She moved in at the shelter on Oct. 22 — and started posting photos and videos of Drools on social media.

Soon, Drools was featured in PEOPLE magazine and on websites as far away as Australia.

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“These remote shelters are so understaffed and just don’t have the capacity to adequately market all these sweet pups,” Widetich said. “If my spending the night in the shelter for a few nights helps even one dog get adopted, I will have done my job. But I’m not stopping at just one — they ALL deserve a second chance at happily ever after.”

And it looks like her hard work paid off. Twelve nights into her stay, a man from Boulder drove down to adopt Drools.

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There were lots of happy tears as the shelter bid farewell to Drools.

“This has been an experience of a lifetime,” Widetich said. “Not only did we find Drools his forever home, but we also found forever homes for three other dogs in the meantime.”

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Laura Phillips