Happy ending: Dog beaten on video finds loving home

Greg Digieso stepped out his back door and whistled.“Addison! Come here, Addi-o!” he yelled, and his new dog came running.But Addison isn’t just Digieso’s new dog.She’s also the dog he used to have and never imagined having again.Digieso was Addison’s foster dad about a year and a half ago.He picked up Addi and her four puppies from a shelter in Tampa and brought her to South Florida.After about eight months, Addi was adopted to what Digieso thought was a loving family.Then last week, Digieso saw a video of Addison.“Broke my heart,” he said.Boynton Beach police said the video showed Addison’s owner punching her repeatedly in a public park.“To see a dog that’s just happy, you know?” Digieso said. “She’s just full of smiles, full of tail wags. There’s not a mean bone in this dog’s body.” The video went viral.Investigators tracked down Digieso as a former foster to get Addison’s medical history.Soon after, Addison’s owner relinquished custody of her, and Digieso jumped at the chance to take her back.He’s not fostering her this time, though.This time, Addison is a permanent member of the family.“It was a clear choice,” Digieso said. “She slept in my bed for eight months before getting adopted out, and now she’ll be sleeping in the bed again.”Digieso picked Addison up at Animal Care and Control last week.She had been shaved so investigators could check for bruises.But she was still his Addi.“Everybody was happy,” Digieso said. “Everybody was smiling. There certainly were people that were tearing up.”Addi is now back home, living with Digieso in Port St. Lucie.But he’s not the only one Addison was reunited with.Digieso kept one of Addison’s puppies, Gobo.Mother and daughter are once again living together.“It’s a very happy ending,” Digieso said, cuddling with Addison and Gobo. “Rewarding on all sides. I couldn’t be happier.”

Greg Digieso stepped out his back door and whistled.

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“Addison! Come here, Addi-o!” he yelled, and his new dog came running.

But Addison isn’t just Digieso’s new dog.

She’s also the dog he used to have and never imagined having again.

Digieso was Addison’s foster dad about a year and a half ago.

He picked up Addi and her four puppies from a shelter in Tampa and brought her to South Florida.

After about eight months, Addi was adopted to what Digieso thought was a loving family.

Then last week, Digieso saw a video of Addison.

“Broke my heart,” he said.

Boynton Beach police said the video showed Addison’s owner punching her repeatedly in a public park.

“To see a dog that’s just happy, you know?” Digieso said. “She’s just full of smiles, full of tail wags. There’s not a mean bone in this dog’s body.”

The video went viral.

Investigators tracked down Digieso as a former foster to get Addison’s medical history.

Soon after, Addison’s owner relinquished custody of her, and Digieso jumped at the chance to take her back.

He’s not fostering her this time, though.

This time, Addison is a permanent member of the family.

“It was a clear choice,” Digieso said. “She slept in my bed for eight months before getting adopted out, and now she’ll be sleeping in the bed again.”

Digieso picked Addison up at Animal Care and Control last week.

She had been shaved so investigators could check for bruises.

But she was still his Addi.

“Everybody was happy,” Digieso said. “Everybody was smiling. There certainly were people that were tearing up.”

Addi is now back home, living with Digieso in Port St. Lucie.

But he’s not the only one Addison was reunited with.

Digieso kept one of Addison’s puppies, Gobo.

Mother and daughter are once again living together.

“It’s a very happy ending,” Digieso said, cuddling with Addison and Gobo. “Rewarding on all sides. I couldn’t be happier.”