Dog Was Going To Be Put Down, So She Backed Herself Into A Corner And Cried

A Maltese-Poodle mix named Edie was rescued from a gut-wrenching cruelty situation where it was speculated that she was being molested.

Despite the rescue, Edie failed to get over her massive trauma and deep disgust for humans. She was an absolute shutdown case with no hope or desire for a better life.

Edie was under the care of a high-kill shelter, where dogs like her rarely make it out alive. Even so, the staff worked with her for 15 days in a desperate attempt to help her turn her fate around.

But her extremely scared demeanor around humans was just impossible to work with and she ended up being shifted to the kill list.

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This video was taken just an hour before Edie’s scheduled euthanization. Rescuer Eldad Hagar rushed to the vet when he heard Edie’s painful story.

He had worked with severe abuse cases before, and he was sure that Edie could still be saved no matter what others said about her unmanageable behavior.

In this video, we see Eldad facing a challenging situation the moment he tries to get close to Edie. The tortured 10-lb pooch is a nervous wreck as she jumps in pure fear and runs to a corner to hide away.

She cries and cries endlessly, hoping that Eldad would go away. But when Eldad brings a leash around her, her heart sinks and she defecates all over the floor. It’s pitiful to watch but that’s how broken she was all this time.

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Eldad doesn’t change his stance even after witnessing Edie’s distressing ways. Instead, he places her on his lap just when she is falling apart, and begins consoling her with comforting strokes.

For the first time, Edie feels a mild sense of safety and embraces her rescuer with the biggest hug – and a tail wag soon after!

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Watch this emotional video till the end to see Edie’s contrasting mannerisms and her sweet makeover post her rescue. She looks like a top class stunner without that putrid matted fur!

With his magic touch, Eldad not only rehabilitated Edie, but also found her the perfect forever home after a few days! Edie’s rescue will always be a symbol of how compassion and patience can transform abused animals!

Click the video below to watch Edie’s troubling rescue just before her scheduled euthanization and her stunning recovery afterwards.

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12 Things You’re Doing That Your Dog Hates:

For most people, dogs are not just our pets, they are our family members. When you bring a dog into your life, things just seem to get a lot more exciting.

There’s few things that are better than coming home after a long day of work and having your beloved furbaby happily greet you at the door.

While we love our pups and they love us back unconditionally, there are a few “annoying habits” that our dogs may not really like.

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Here are 12 pet peeves that many dogs have, according to Bright Side:

Hugging- While it’s hard to resist giving our pups a big squeeze, many dogs feel restricted and consider it a controlling act.

Using words more than body language- Of course, dogs can understand a select few words, but we all know that they can’t comprehend every single thing we are saying. Because of this, dogs tend to watch our body language to understand what we are trying to tell them.


Patting their heads– Similar to the hugging, many dogs don’t like when their personal space is invaded. Most would prefer being pet on their back or even scratched behind their ears.

Keeping eye contact– Looking straight into a dog’s eyes without blinking, especially a dog you don’t know, may come across as an act of assertion or dominance. If you’re meeting a new dog for the first time, it’s important not to make strong eye contact right off the bat.


Lacking rules and structure- Since it’s not always easy for dogs and humans to communicate with each other with words, it’s important for them to have rules and structure so that they can feel more comfortable in a routine and have trust in you.

Keeping them on a tight leash- If you hold the leash too tightly, it can make the pup feel stressed or uneasy.

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Not letting them explore and smell- The majority of dogs love to see the world around them instead of being cooped up inside all day. They enjoy sniffing around and visiting new places. Keeping them inside and not letting them explore could make them feel depressed or isolated.

Forcing them to interact with dogs/people they don’t like- Putting your dog in an uncomfortable position can end up badly for either them, or for the dog/person that they feel uncomfortable around. Even if your dog is not aggressive, they may act in a defensive manner if they’re forced to be near someone they don’t want to interact with.


Being tense- Pets are very good at sensing our moods and feelings, so if we are tense and stressed, our dogs may start to feel that way too.

Being boring- Dogs are energetic, playful animals and love to have some excitement in their lives. They can feel lonely easily if left home alone all day, so it’s important to show them attention and play with them whenever you get the chance.

Exposing them to strong smells- A dog’s smell is nearly 40 times greater than ours, so certain fragrances like air fresheners or cleaning sprays that may not affect us, could really bother them. Make sure to keep things like this a good distance from them. 

Bathing them- While not all dogs dread bath time, many of them do. Using a slip-resistant mat at the bottom of the tub could help them feel more comfortable. The temperature of the water should be lukewarm, not too hot and not too cold.

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Of course, our dogs will love us unconditionally no matter what, but paying attention to the things that bother them could help strengthen the relationship you share with them even more!

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