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Great story of loyalty and second chances!!

After His Owner Died, Dog Waited For A Year Hoping He'd Return. Now The Pup Has A 2nd Chance

Prepare yourselves for some teary paw-spiration.

This latest video from Eldad Hagar, the founder of animal rescue organization Hope for Paws, illustrates the heart-wrenching rescue story of Woody, an abandoned poodle.

When Woody’s owner died, the family sold the house and left him outside on the doorstep to fend for himself. For more than a year, the poor pup waited under a nearby shed hoping his owner would return.



When Hagar finally found Woody, the dog's spirit was completely shattered -- he refused to eat and needed an IV to gain enough nourishment for him to survive.



But here, the story turns around. With a little time and affection, Woody got a makeover, returned to health and learned to love again.

Currently, Woody is being fostered by Hagar's friend Lisa Charelli, but, ultimately, needs a permanent home. And who could say no to this face?




To inquire about adopting Woody -- or to make a donation to Hope For Paws -- visit here.
 

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Jenn,

This story touched me a little extra because we got a poodle under similar circumstances. We chased him for an hour in 10 degree temps after spotting him running down the sidewalk. Similar story to the boy above: 5 lbs of bones, matted fur, and fleas. He's up to his full whopping weight of 9 pounds now.We were foster/rescue failures and named him 'Ollie', which means "Peaceful Elf" in French. Our early Christmas present, 4 days before Christmas.

He's sleeping next to my leg on the couch right now. :)

Ollie an hour after we caught him down in the basement. With Andy's lymphoma we didn't want to expose him to possible disease (or fleas) until Ollie was tested, had shots, a clean bill of health, and a spa day (He slept for 2 days after he was cleaned up):




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People can inflict unbearable pain on the small and innocent. The cowardice of such people, the mean spiritedness, sometimes makes it hard for me to feel this world was created for any good purpose.

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I saw that video yesterday on Yahoo, and I cried for a good 15 minutes. The little guy reminded me so much of my 'grandog' - my daughter's little poodle. It broke my heart, but it also made me smile to see that tail wagging at the end of the video. I greatly admire the man who does the rescues and makes those videos.

It really makes you think about taking care of making arrangements for your fur babies should something happen to you. It also made me think about how poor Ruby felt when her owner died. (She was a service dog to an elderly deaf lady.) The kids came in, cleared out the house, and put Ruby outside to fend for herself. She sat on the front porch of the house the day it was auctioned off. I cannot imagine what she thought. I can't even think of it for very long...
 

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It also made me think about how poor Ruby felt when her owner died. (She was a service dog to an elderly deaf lady.) The kids came in, cleared out the house, and put Ruby outside to fend for herself. She sat on the front porch of the house the day it was auctioned off. I cannot imagine what she thought. I can't even think of it for very long...
I thank God for you. :wave:

Big hugs,
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Oh that poor baby! What a touching story! It especially hits close to home because my parents have a toy poodle that I just love dearly. - She's got so much personality and is a total love! She especially loves my dad sooooooo much, that little dog is his baby. :) Poodles are great dogs, I soo hope he finds his forever home ASAP!!!
 
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