There aren't many happy endings when it comes to Colorado's flood disaster, but you can count Trooper's story as one of them.
Trooper, a pit bull, has 35 staples in his head from where he was stabbed. He was taken in by Marley's Mutts, based in Bakersfield, California, where he had to work to recover from the stab wounds and a severe respiratory infection.
Marley's Mutts described Trooper's wounds on their Facebook page:
His wound was so severe, so deplorable, that I wondered, very honestly, whether he'd have the resolve to forgive and forget. Remember that it wasn't a paper cut he was recovering from but 10inch, muscle deep gash that ran half the circumference of his head!! The injury is clean, a straight cut which our vets believe was human inflicted, most likely with a knife.
But when it came time for him for to be adopted by his new family, who live in a ranch north of Denver and reportedly love pit bulls, disastrous floods slammed Colorado and delayed the meeting.
"The flooding situation affected everyone in that area. They live just north of Denver but I know it directly affected them to a great degree not to mention their vehicle so it's a positive story obviously for Trooper because this is a kind of dog we could have had for years," Zach Skow, executive director of Marley's Mutts, told 7News.
A last minute addition to the happy ending is that another pit bull named Tanner will be going to a new home too.
Tanner's adoptive family lives in Wisconsin but will be meeting their new pooch in Colorado.