Puppy rescue! (video)

As always, these videos start a little sad and end a lot glad.

I’m always amazed to see how they take a really scared stray and are able to slowly win it over by just sitting with it and working very slowly.

Before:

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After:

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The end of the video is pretty great — the thing is just insanely happy with his new family.


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  • BarbaraJFitzgerald

    what Leroy said I’m alarmed that a mom able to earn $4342 in a few weeks on the internet . hop over to this site googlepay.com

  • SL Abrin

    Beautiful. Reminds me that dogs are wonderful and people are sometimes great.

  • Clevelandchick

    Hope For Paws has so many of these rescue videos that just get me blubbering. Such a great organization, well deserving of your donation dollars.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    That’s a NEAT story. I’ve been around animals all my life, grew up with dogs (well, had dogs growing up ;-), but I’m still amazed to see these dogs be THAT freaked out, and then watch them slowly warm up. That had to be amazing having him just crawl up into your lap.

  • keirmeister

    “Ain’t it shocking what love can do…”

    – Whitney Houston, “So Emotional”

  • PeteWa

    looks so much like my dog… I started crying watching him be so freaked out before they rescued him.

  • MJ

    The Ann Coulter ebola report. (The adorable creature in his profile pic is just a mask…for a less-than-adorable human).

  • Moderator3

    I’m looking and can’t find anything. Where should I look?

  • Silver_Witch

    Rats! You made me cry….so glad for the happy ending.

  • MJ

    He WASN’T nice, but thinks I’ll just let it slide. Where are the standards ?

  • Moderator3

    Nice.

  • crazymonkeylady

    Having done volunteer work in an inner city shelter, I have witnessed animals come through the door in unimaginably bad shape. Fearful, shaking and nearly starved. I have seen kindness transform them from homeless to loved. One time, a young dog would cower in her cage, fearful and shy, she was hanging back. I spent the day sitting next to her cage talking softly and offering tasty treats. After a while she came for a treat. After a while, she started sitting next to the kennel door. Slowly, I opened the door and sat in the kennel. She backed away into the dog run (the enclosed area they use for bathroom tasks). She watched as I sat and talked to her. She came and sat down next to me. Within the hour, she was allowing me to pet and scratch her. She eventually started climbing on my lap. That was the most fucking awesome day EVER! And she was adopted because of everyone at the shelter. From office staff to cage assistants to cruelty investigators, trainers and dog walkers have one goal. A good placement is worth every minute.

  • Indigo

    Sweet.

  • MJ

    The NYC gay ghetto is hostile to dogs, basically (totally feline-chummy, which is certainly okay and doesn’t always negate the love for dogs as well)…..but in the gay ghetto it’s very much dogs-versus-cat-people, etc, in a repulsive exaggerated way. That’s mild compared to the worst of it, though, where too large a percentage of NYC gays have been guilty of actual animal abuse (I’ve worked with the Nassau County SPCA, which is not precisely NYC, but….they know) and I’m definitively pointing my finger directly at the Andrew Towle crowd here.

  • MJ

    YOU’RE still trying to talk with me??

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I was amazed at how a snarly dog could then let them pick him up. Let alone the happy crazy running around at the end.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Yeah, I’m curious about that too.

  • emjayay

    Unnecessary treacly music in the first part aside, very interesting how a dog who has a different experience in life and is reacting in a survival mode can learn: Oh, I see, most people are nice. And have food. And provide nice place to sleep. Time to relax and have fun.

  • emjayay

    Just curious: what canine-o-phobe gays of NYC?

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Life is good.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I needed that, too. Thanks John.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Thank you. That was like brain floss, and I really needed to floss today.

  • MJ

    Always cool to see. (And a nice change from the vicious canine-o-phobe gays of NYC ).

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