Dogs end up on their own for a number of reasons. Usually, they are lost and we do our best to reunite them with their families.
One day, a dog appeared at a family’s home insistent on getting inside. She crawled beneath their backyard gate to say “hello.”
The husband thought she was quite adorable. She had a collar on but it was in bad shape. The wife wasn’t a fan of the dog and wanted her to leave.
She would take her own dogs inside, afraid the strange dog would bite them. But the dog didn’t have a mean or aggressive bone in her body!
The couple figured she likely belonged to someone in the neighborhood or the neighboring town. When she would come by, the husband would continue to welcome her but the wife would get upset. She felt she was a nuisance.
The kind husband suggested they write a note to her owner and attach a camera to her so they could see where she went. That’s when a heartbreaking scenario unfolded.
When they viewed the footage they could see that everywhere the sweet dog went, she was unwelcome. People ushered her away from their property.
You could hear some of the neighbors shouting at her to go away. It was terrible. All this sweet dog wanted was to be loved.
The couple asked their vet to come and see if she was healthy and if he had any advice. He came over and examined the dog.
He was certain she belonged to someone because she was so well-behaved and friendly.
He tells the couple that this dog is used to being pet and shown love and that is why she is so loving in return.
She crawls under their gate every day with a smile on her face. How could anyone deny her?
Finally, the wife has a change of heart. Once she watched the video of everyone shooing the dog away and hearing what the vet had to say, she felt bad for the dog.
She agrees with her husband that they can hold onto the dog and care for her until her owner is found. If her owner isn’t found, they will keep her and officially adopt her.
Even though the wife was difficult at first, we are thrilled she had a change of heart. The full story is posted below.
It has some silly music and graphics but there is an important underlying message: never assume anything. Love first, ask questions later!
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Dog Seen Outside Of Store With A Sign Around His Neck:
Animal lovers have a lot to say about this story but regardless of what you may think, this is one SMART DOG!
Steve Moore rescued Jackson, a three-year-old Golden Retriever, from the shelter. Jackson needed a home and Moore stepped up to the plate. Moore took Jackson in and began working with him every day. In just a month, Moore had him trained to do something PHENOMENAL! His “trick” had every passerby that saw Jackson, wanting this dog for themselves… a dog NO ONE showed interest in just a month prior.
Moore took Jackson to high traffic, busy areas so he could work with him while getting used to the noises and distractions around him. He had Jackson sit and stay. Then he had him sit and stay for a longer period of time. Then, he had him sit and stay while he walked away from him. He did this repeatedly UNTIL Jackson could be left on his own long enough for Moore to go inside of a store and get his errands done. Since dogs are not allowed in most stores, this was a better alternative to leaving him in a car where he could overheat. Plus, he wouldn’t be tied up, so if an emergency should happen, Jackson could run to safety.
The final stage was to get him to sit and stay WHILE wearing a sign around his neck. “Dad told me to wait here. Me waiting.” And Jackson is really good at waiting! Even with commotion around him and people walking up to say “hi” and give him pets, Jackson waits, FAITHFULLY for his human to return. Now that’s a GOOD BOY!
Lucky Elderly Man Is Greeted Every Day By A “Friend” Who Crawls Out Of The Ice:
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.
It all started when Seppo fed worms and fish to the small and malnourished otter who was clearly looking for food.
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.
There’s nothing like the bond between two friends regardless of the species! 🙂
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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