When some people say they want to rescue a dog, they really mean it. They don’t go to the shelter looking for the cutest, youngest, or the friendliest dog.

They go to the shelter looking to help a dog who needs their help the most.

That’s how a woman named Melani Andrews and a dog named Jake became forever friends. She walked into the City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter wanting to adopt a dog that no one else wanted to adopt.

“This kind woman walked into our shelter and asked who the oldest, hardest to adopt dog was,” the shelter wrote on their Facebook page.