Harmed Puppy Tired Of Running Digs Deep To Accept His Hand Before Sky Erupts

For a homeless animal, an impending storm can be a life or death situation. As the skies blackened, one puppy who had been on her own didn’t know where to go.

She searched for a safe spot to ride out the storm but there wasn’t one. She darted back and forth, obviously afraid of what was to come.

An animal rescuer saw the pup by the main road but she wouldn’t stop running away. She had reason to fear humans… because not all humans are kind.

The skies started to grumble and the rescuer was finally able to get a bit closer. The sweet dog stood at a distance and checked the man out. She was so tired of running.

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With patience and persistence, the man reached his hand out and the puppy submissively came closer. She stayed low to the ground, tail wagging, but still apprehensive.

She worked up the courage to let the kind man pet her. But it took all she had.

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The sweet pup let her new human friend pick her up and bring her into his vehicle. She sat in the front seat and looked over at him as if to say thank you.

She knew she was safe and warm just as the skies opened up and the storm hit. It was now time to take this sweet girl over to her new foster home!

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She has her first real meal and couldn’t be happier. She ate happily and then curled up for a nap. Then it was time for a bath.

EEEK! She was covered in fleas. It was hard to see them before. The little pup didn’t love the bath but she seemed to understand it was necessary.

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Her new foster mom names the sweet dog Lucy. She wraps her up and keeps her nice and warm. It’s at that moment, Lucy seems to realize she is truly loved.

Her foster mom notices, as her fur dries, that there is a wound on her neck. They see this when a dog has been chained up for too long.

It’s likely Lucy was kept outside on a chain and then let go when her owner just didn’t care anymore.

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Lucy is currently having the time of her life as she gets nice and healthy and waits for a permanent home.

She has become best friends with another pup named Mini. She protects Mini from one of her foster mom’s cats that gets a bit too playful.

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We are so happy Lucy is safe and sound and will never be on her own again! For info on Lucy and other dogs available for adoption, click here!

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

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