All rescue dog owners can tell you that their pups are probably some of the most grateful around.

Because of us, the cute canines get a second chance at a happy life. Which is why, when we leave them, even if it’s just to go to work or on vacation for a few days, it feels like the end of the world.

What if they don’t come back? What if I run out of food? Who will throw my ball for me?

…Are all questions we imagine run through their silly brains. When Patch’s dad went away for a week, this was how he welcomed him back. We bet he felt a world of relief when he saw his face again!

Patch gave his dad all the kisses…and that tail wag!

What a happy reunion. Here’s hoping that on his next trip, Patch’s dad takes him with!