Like many pets, Smokey the rescue dog has a favorite toy – a stuffed elephant he goes nowhere without.

When Smokey’s owners lost their home, they sadly had to give up their beloved dog, and dropped him off at an Ohio shelter on Valentine’s Day. There, shelter workers posted a sign outside his kennel stating a key contingency for prospective pet parents – Smokey’s stuffed elephant must be adopted with him!

Shelter life was very depressing for Smokey. Luckily, he caught the attention of I Have A Dream Rescue, who found a foster home for Smokey and his toy elephant! Thanks to this dedicated organization, Smokey’s depression has made a turnaround – the pup is now in good spirits and can’t stop smiling!