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Dog Who Only Ever Knew Apartment Living Does Excited Zoomies When He Sees New Home and Yard

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A dog who had spent his life growing up in an apartment could not hide his delight when he was surprised with his parent’s new home, breaking into zoomies in his first-ever backyard.


Dog parents Erin and Joe moved from New York to their native Texas in 2021, settling for a small apartment in Austin. There, they worked 10—to 15-hour shifts five to six days a week.

The couple saved in the hope of moving to a bigger apartment, and having found a larger space in 2022, they adopted a puppy, Reese, a miniature Australian shepherd, in December of that year.

The couple admitted that having such an active breed of dog in a city apartment was tough. The large number of apartment stairs made potty training difficult and they did not have a yard to run Reese in.

Despite these hurdles, the couple made the situation work by taking Reese for long walks every morning and bringing him to a dog park near their apartment.

When they finally purchased their first home, Erin and Joe knew that a backyard for Reese was one of their top priorities.


Having purchased a house in Jarrell, Texas, in February, the couple could not wait to show Reese his new home when they moved all their belongings on March 3.

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With their cameras rolling, Erin and Joe recorded an excitable Reese bouncing outside the front door before making his way through the house, struggling to contain himself.

Then, when the backyard door was opened, the joyous pooch headed out onto his new lawn, which he raced around with zoomies as his parents watched on.


The couple later shared their videos on Reese’s TikTok channel, which has received nearly nine million views to date.

Erin said: “Seeing Reese’s reaction made us so incredibly happy. 

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“We want to give him the world since he has exponentially improved our lives in so many different ways.

“Knowing that he can now stretch his legs, get all his zoomies out, and roll around in the grass with the sun on him makes us feel so grateful.


“The response to the video has also been awesome. 

“Our family and friends found the video adorable. 

“Everyone has reached out saying they love the video and that Reese looks like he is adjusting nicely to his new home. 

“Reese’s favorite part about his new home is the farmer’s pasture behind our fence. 

“He looks out the window and watches the cows graze all day. 

“We go on walks, and he gets to sniff the horses, say hello to the cows and scare the goats away.

“Not having to put a leash on every time he goes outside has been great for all three of us.”

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