Little girl pens heartbreaking note to family who will adopt her dog

If you want to adopt a certain dog at the Humane Society of Utah, you're going to need to follow a long list of very sweet instructions.

DeAnn Shepherd told KSTU that this is the first time she has seen anything like this.

Rhino Lightning, a 3-year-old dog, has certainly been well-loved. The daughter of his former family wrote a 15-page note in a tiny spiral notebook filled with instructions that would be helpful to the dog's new owner.

"Rhino is a striped dream," one page reads. "His cheeks make a lot of slobber."

The child's family had to give up the dog because it has several small children, and they said the decision was heart-wrenching. They only had Rhino for five months, but he was too big and had too much energy for their family.

In her note, the young girl mainly expressed that she hopes the dog's new family treats him well.

"He was my puppy. I really hope he is in a good environment. I really miss him. I wish he knew that he was a pretty puppy," she wrote.

According to the girl's instructions, Rhino doesn't like water or snow, and isn't too fond of cats.

"It was very heartbreaking to see from his perspective his relationship and friendship with this dog, but we hope that he sees the story and knows that his best friend is going to find a new home," Shepherd told KSTU.

Hopefully, Rhino Lightning's new family will love him as much as this young girl did -- and fingers crossed they won't change his iconic name.

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