Rico Soegiarto was on his way home from work when he spotted a dog lying in the middle of the road in Denpasar, Bali. She was severely emaciated, had wounds all over her body, and was missing most of her hair.
She was a Siberian Husky, but she was in such bad shape that you couldn’t even tell. This poor pup was on the brink of death, but Rico took one look at her and knew he had to save her.
Rico already had four rescue dogs back at home, but he felt an instant connection with this pup. He decided to name her Hope, which was very fitting because her bright blue eyes showed a glimmer of hope, despite her awful condition.
Rico brought her home and Hope’s road to recovery began. Rico gave her many medicated baths to help her fur grow back, and fed her a lot of food to help her gain weight. Rico did an amazing job at nursing her back to health.
As time went on, Hope began to look more and more like a normal dog and it gave her the confidence to break out of her shell. As her hair started growing back, she became unrecognizable.
Ten months later, Hope’s transformation was complete and now she is such a beautiful, healthy Husky! Not only did Rico rescue and transform Hope, but he decided to adopt her!
Hope now lives with Rico and his family in Bali and is enjoying her second chance at life
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We’ve all seen some unique and unlikely friendships over the years, but this one here may take the cake!
One day, a starving otter appeared at an elderly man’s door wanting some food. Ever since, Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter have been inseparable best friends.
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Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.
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.
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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
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