They say that a dog chooses you at a shelter, and that was certainly the case here. A member of staff told the family that they could meet another animal while they were waiting, and she then brought out Tommy. At which point, there was an instant connection between him and the Termolens.
Jenna Termolen and her sons still went on to meet the other dogs, though. After all, those dogs had come all the way from their foster homes. And while all the animals were sweethearts, the family couldn’t help but pick Tommy. They all knew that he was the one.
“When it came time for him to go back out, he laid down on the floor trying his best not to leave us. She had to literally drag/slide him on his belly out of the room,” Jenna subsequently told The Dodo. “He had chosen his new family and was not willing to give us up.”