Abandoned Dog Is So Loyal That She Waited For Her Family In Freezing Cold For 5-Days

It’s been said many times that there’s no best friend more loyal than a dog. They will endure anything for their family, even five days in the snow.

Sadly, that’s what happened to poor Carla after she was abandoned in the dead of winter by the very family she swore her loyalty to.


I can only imagine how Carla must have felt when her family never returned. Scared, confused, and surely losing trust in humans as the hours and days passed by, Carla waited. This is absolutely gut-wrenching to think about.

Thankfully, Carla was eventually spotted by residents of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and was brought to safety while the Speranza Animal Rescue was contacted.

The founder, Janine Guido, was heartbroken at the thought of all the suffering Carla endured. She immediately tried to rescue Carla but this would prove to be no easy task.


It took days to get Carla to trust anyone to come close to her. Janine was able to hand feed her, but then she would just run away.

After a few days, someone spotted Carla on their porch and she was finally rescued by Janine.


Upon her evaluation, the vet determined that Carla was a Sheltie Mix and estimated to be around ten years old.

She was also very underweight, had a flea infestation, minor frostbite on her paws and possible arthritis.

Carla was given a nice bath, lots of food and then took a very long (and much needed) nap.


She was soon after assigned to a foster home. Once she’s ready, she will be placed for adoption.

But for now, I’m just glad she survived those long and terrifying five days in the snow. No dog should ever be abandoned.


I’m sure this beautiful pup will find a family who will give her more love than she’s ever known.


If you ever see a homeless dog, please call for help. Your call could be the one to change or even save their life.

Watch the video below to see Carla’s ride to safety.

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Posted by Speranza Animal Rescue on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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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.

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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