As a UPS delivery driver, Katie Newhauser made friends with people and pets along her route. One day, she went an extra mile for one of those friends.
Newhauser lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where she has been a UPS driver for several years. Over the years, she has become friendly with customers and their dogs on her regular delivery route. She developed a particularly close friendship with a woman named Tina and with Tina’s dog Leo.
Newhauser posted a picture of Leo riding shotgun in her UPS truck on the UPS Dogs Facebook page. The page is dedicated to dogs and other critters that UPS drivers have befriended on their delivery routes.
Newhauser told People magazine, “Leo would hear my truck come into the condo complex and start barking and scratching at the door to come down to the truck. He loved coming to the back of the truck to look around.”
One day, Newhauser got the devastating news that Tina had died. She also learned there was nobody in Tina’s family who could adopt Leo.
A Truly Special Delivery
At that moment, Newhauser decided to adopt the big, friendly pup herself. She picked him up and delivered him to his new home. Newhauser said he’s getting along great with her other dogs and is truly part of the family.
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Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful!!
Sue P says
Bless you for adopting Leo !!
Christine Pulcino says
It is people like you who make me smile continuously. You certainly have a heart of gold and a genuine soul. You immediately stepped up to give this dog a good life and perhaps even save his life, so he wouldn’t end up at a shelter. Bravo to you, God bless you and may many abundant blessings always be on your shoulders.
Susan Tawyon Latham says
OH, how SWEET,, What A Beautiful Story🎀❤ Thanks to the UPS Drivers, You are appreciated,
What a wonderful story. Pitts are such great, loyal, intelligent dog. And will protect you
God bless you. I am sure Tina is resting peacefully knowing she had a wonderful new home.
Wow that’s an awesome she did a very good thing to that dog it’s nice knowing that is one less animal in the shelters or on the Streets thankful for people like that I’m happy to hear that there are still some people out there who are willing to step up and go the extra mile for a animals God bless that p lady and take care of our new friend and sometimes please post an update on the status of your dog
Aww so sad.
ME Stam says
God bless you for your kindness🙏🏻❤️
PRICELESS Katie….just Incredibly PRICELESS!!!!!
Loving people like you really bring tears to my eyes. May Godbless you and your familk always. Stay safe out there.
Kim M Lloyd
Lawrence G. Doak Sr. says
I am a dog lover and it’s stories like this that make me feel there are still people out there who care. I thank you for your love and generosity towards Leo.
Wanda mcginnis says
What a blessing.I would be very happy if that should happen to me.your really a blessing.God Bless!!!
Larry Townsend says
That’s what I’m talking about saving his life. God has something Blessing for you and Leo