Family Moved Out And Left Dog Behind With The Trash, But They Took The Other Dog

The workers at Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) received a call about a “small, abandoned dog” freezing by a trash heap in a snow-covered neighborhood.

Rescuer Terri Looby immediately drove to the spot, but there was no “small dog” in sight. Instead, she found a large but skinny Pit Bull-Labrador mix curled up tight on a discarded recliner with the saddest look of defeat on his face.

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Terri discovered that the dog, Ollie-Loo, was left behind with another small dog after his family had moved out of their rented home.

While the family later returned to get their small dog, they casually tossed Ollie-Loo out with their unwanted belongings and left without him.

Despite the betrayal, the starving dog had been lurking around his old home for 2 weeks, desperately praying that his “beloved” humans would come for him.

When Terri reached out to the shivering Ollie-Loo, she discovered another horrible truth. The dog was limping painfully from a broken femur that had been left unattended for a while. His owners clearly didn’t want anything to do with a sick dog.

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A grateful Ollie-Loo kept wagging his tail the whole time Terri drove him to the shelter. At the vet’s, it was found that this sweet 1-year-old boy was heavily weakened and wouldn’t have survived the cold much longer.

Ollie-Loo received an emergency surgery for his broken femur, and was soon transferred to a warm and nurturing foster home.

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Over the next few weeks, Ollie-Loo’s foster parents worked hard to reinstate his health and revive his broken spirits. It was only a matter of time before this handsome pooch made a full recovery and found his forever home!

Today, he’s a pampered darling who is totally in love with his new family!

Click the video below to watch Ollie-Loo’s heart-wrenching predicament after he was cruelly abandoned like trash by his own family.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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