A viral video shows a dog, which was taken to a shelter, as it watches its former family visit the shelter looking for another dog in California.

Two-year-old Shepherd mix Zuzu was picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter in Los Angeles because she kept escaping, according to Dodo.com. Zuzu was withdrawn and not very social at the shelter until she saw a family arrive.

She leapt at the fence, her tail whirring like a helicopter, racing up and down the yard, according to Dodo.

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Shelter workers then learned that she recognized her former family.

The family left without taking Zuzu.

Now, the good news. Zuzu. She is leaving the shelter for the Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park.

The story was posted on the Shelter Me Facebook page.