Her Fear Was So Deep, She’d Hide Herself And Hope To Disappear

We often see rescue stories in our line of work. Each story is unique and miraculous. Each rescue holds a special place in our hearts.

Senna’s story is overwhelmingly touching. Everglades Rescue had heard about a Pit Bull wandering the streets. They were told she was extremely scared of people.

For weeks, the rescue group searched and searched for the dog they named “Senna.” On a rainy day, one of the rescuers set up a humane trap where Senna was last spotted.

It took a while for Senna to investigate the cage but by the grace of God, she made her way over and then inside.

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Immediately, as the rescuers carried her cage into their car, they could see this wasn’t at all a usual ‘fearful’ dog. Senna’s case was extreme.

Senna either never had human contact before or her experience had been so frightening that she had shut down. Once back at the rescue center, she lay on her bed like a statue.

She wouldn’t make eye contact. She wouldn’t stand up. In fact, she wouldn’t move at all.

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In order for her to go to the bathroom, the caregivers would have to lift her and take her outside. She’d relieve herself and then lie right back down.

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This motivated Senna’s caregivers to give her special attention. She desperately needed it and that’s okay. This was not her fault.

Her fear had completely turned her inside out. She showed no aggression but she also didn’t show any other emotion.

But with each passing day, Senna realized she was in a safe place, surrounded by people who love her.

This mattered greatly to a dog that was so afraid. She needed to trust in order to grow.

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Then, slowly, Senna would stand up outside when she was carried out. She didn’t move much– just a step here and there but hey, it was progress!

Then that progress expanded to standing up and looking around. Senna always walked slowly and cautiously but those steps meant everything.

Especially when she walked nearly the whole distance of the yard and found a place to lounge in the sun!

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Senna’s caregiver would sleep beside her when she was in her bed. One day, Senna turned to her and looked her in the eyes for the first time.

It was magical! But then the real magic happened! Senna gave her a kiss!

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We aren’t sure what happened to Senna to make her so afraid but we do know she’s getting so much better. Her future looks bright and she’s now safe and loved!

Please take the time to watch her rescue video. It’s truly touching! A big thank you to The Dodo for sharing Senna’s story!

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The final stage was to get him to sit and stay WHILE wearing a sign around his neck. “Dad told me to wait here. Me waiting.” And Jackson is really good at waiting! Even with commotion around him and people walking up to say “hi” and give him pets, Jackson waits, FAITHFULLY for his human to return. Now that’s a GOOD BOY!

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While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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