Hope For Paws received a call regarding a dog who had been dumped at an elementary school.
Volunteers JoAnn Wiltz and Katie McKittrick immediately went to the site to rescue him. When they arrived, he was sitting in a dirty pile of leaves, hiding his face behind a dumpster.
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Although he was terrified and literally shaking with fear, he began to come out of the dumpster when he heard the rescuers’ voices. They gave him a trail of treats to lead him out from hiding, which he gladly gobbled up.
Since he wouldn’t fully come out from the side of the dumpster, they used a gentle snare to grab ahold of him. He resisted and tried to get away, but he soon calmed down when he realized that they were there to help him.
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They continued to pet him, but he still shook with fear. But once they got him back to their clinic for a warm bubble bath, he was feeling much better.
They decided to name this sweet Spaniel ‘Rufus.’ Just two weeks later, Rufus’ entire demeanor changed. He is now a very happy, friendly pup who loves life. Thanks to the LA Animal Rescue, he is living with a foster while he awaits a forever home.
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If you’re interested in adopting Rufus, please visit www.LAAnimalRescue.org.
Watch his rescue and transformation in the video below:
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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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After that, the friendly animal repaid the kindness by visiting the man at his home in Punkaharju in easter Finland. This was the start of something special.
There’s no way Seppo could’ve ever imagined it’d all lead to this. This adorably unique friendship is one for the ages, and it’s something you have to see to believe.
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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet
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.
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.
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.
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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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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