Photo credit: Facebook/North Fork Animal Welfare League

Dog finally adopted after 5 years when picture goes viral

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'Why doesn't anybody want me? I've been waiting 5 years. Everyone at the shelter tells me what a good boy I am. So why has no one adopted me? I promised to be good and love my new family. Please maybe you are my new family/ I sit and wait for you to come,' the message pleaded.

The picture was shared over 6,000 times and calls came pouring in inquiring about Chester. 

'There were more phone calls then I can count; the phone just never stopped. People called from Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Michigan, Oregon, New Jersey Wisconsin, Nova Scotia, Australia and more — people were tearing up as they called,' said NFAWL manager Gabby Stroup.

Chester was adopted within a matter of days. On Saturday, Dana Dor, her husband Adi, and their boys, Aidan and Brandon, took Chester to their Lake Ronkonkoma, New York home so he can start his new life as a member of the family.

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