The puppy who “tugged at everyone’s heartstrings” has a new home, according to USA Today.
Terri Ford won the 5-month-old schnauzer-poodle mix in a drawing after postal workers in Minneapolis saved the puppy from a likely deadly trip through the mail.
“I never win anything,” said Terri Ford, who threw her arms in the air in excitement after learning she had won the drawing for Guess.
Nearly 50 people went to a Minneapolis animal shelter Friday in hopes of adopting Guess. Ford’s name was drawn first, and she passed the application process.
The puppy became a celebrity three weeks ago after postal workers heard noise coming from a box addressed to Georgia and saw the package move. They opened it to find the dog inside with no food or water.
His former owner, 29-year-old Stacey Champion, has been charged with animal cruelty. She was attempting to mail Guess to her son as a birthday present.
“He tugs at everyone’s heartstrings,” Ford said. “He’s not only adorable, but he’s gone through some trauma.”