A stray dog who scampered onto the soccer field in Bolivia has found a new home.

On Christmas Eve, a fluffy, dirty, and friendly dog interrupted a game between The Strongest and Nacional Potosí at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, Bolivia. The dog was having the time of his life with a soccer shoe in his mouth, and who could blame him? He saw a bunch of humans playing and wanted to join in on the fun!

Cachito, as he was later named, was carried off the pitch by home team player Raúl Castro after some belly rubs, and at first, that was thought to be the end of his three minutes of fame.

Unfortunately, Cachito’s luck took a turn for the worse when he was struck by a car about a week after the game. The poor pup sustained some rather serious injuries. He was recognized as the famous dog from the soccer game, so his rescue caught some attention.

Don’t worry, though — Cachito’s ending is a happy one. As it turns out, Raúl — the very same player who escorted Cachito off the field — heard about the dog’s fate and decided to take it into his own hands once again. He’s committed to adopting the dog for himself after he returns from his next game!

Cachito won the hearts of people all over the world when he ran onto that soccer field, and now, he’ll finally have the loving home he deserves!

Check out his special moment below:


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