The Joys of Rescue Dogs

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Legend of Zelda's picture
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"This is my boy Rebel, he's Australian Shepard / Cattle Dog, and the tile saids it all. Yes i'm his hero.



Right now he's almost 2 years old...



Before he was even one, his owner then starved him ((i just learned recently <: ( )).... Once taken from that owner, he was taken into another family that beat him with heavy logging chains. and crammed him into a small cage in a barn. With only a plastic barrel to sleep in, and keep him dry from the leaky barn roof...

After he turned 1 and a half, my one cousin took him in, and treated him right. But it didn't last my cousin had problems that i will not mention online, but it meant the dog would die, if he wasn't taken in by someone. I told my mom I wanted to meet the dog, but was told he hardly if ever came to anyone... 

My dad took me to see him, and out of the 5 people that went into his pen, he ran from them all but one, me. He nuzzled my hand when no one else could touch him, I knew than he needed me to help him, and he was meant to be my dog at that very second.....



He's one of the best dogs i have ever owned, and he's the most sweetest thing ever. He's playful now, he wasn't before, and he loves his new home with me. True he's a outside dog but, he has a large ring to run around on, a lot to drink and eat, and a big dog house full of hay. ^^ Plus now he has many dog toyz, thank to me spoiling him, XD but he deserves it. 



 i love my baby Rebel Boy  



This story is 100% true it goes to show you that life is rough but in the end it always gets better ^^"

--DragonHeartLuver, the wonderful owner :)

 

I copied this from deviant art, a popular art community on the internet (even though it's overrun with eccentric 10 year olds).

I just thought this was an amazing story to share, especially for this dog; 3 homes that abused him and he bounced right back!

Such a brave soul :)

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Good ending for a really bad start. It is a joy to hear these stories of unloved dogs coming into an environment of care and nurturing! How many more are out there? Kudos to the animal compassionates!

Legend of Zelda's picture
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Indeed, bbroyles! I'm always hunting for great stories like this to share :)

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I have rescues, also, and they wear collar tags that say "I Rescued a Human" because that's how it works.  You rescue a dog from a kill shelter, or an abusive/neglectful situation, and that dog KNOWS that it's been saved, so it rescues you right back.  

Great story, by the way.

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They truly are amazing.. The only downside ( and BTW the upside totally outweighs it) is not knowing health history.... what was their name? Where did they come from? What were they like as a puppy..? but OMG all that is forgotten and unimportant when you look in their eyes and they look right back and not only your hearts, but your souls, meld into one another.

I have a magnet on my car in the shape of a doggie footprint that reads " Who Rescued Who?"