Man moves into Kansas animal shelter to help get dog adopted

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A man has moved into a suburban Kansas City animal shelter to help get a 3-year-old terrier mix adopted.

KMBC reports the dog, Queen, has been waiting more than 400 days for her forever home. So, Scott Poore grabbed his toothbrush, computer and calendar and headed to the Great Plains SPCA in Merriam. 

"Nothing is quiet in this building," he said. "She does not snore but I can hear other dogs in the building snoring."

The bed is small and the work space is cramped. And Poore told the Kansas City ABC station that  living in the shelter is not easy, because he’s got responsibilities at his other job to get done.

He said the most important thing is making sure his new roommate gets adopted.

"She's just been slowly declining in the shelter environment because I see her every day I’ve noticed those changes," he said.

Poore said Queen is a loving dog and he hopes to show people just how friendly she is.

"Queen is really speaking for all long term shelter dogs and shelter cats, they’re kind of the forgotten ones."