Dobby, the Abused and Homeless Dog and Dog Rescue Story
Every considered adopting an abused dog? Sadly, many owners mistreat their dogs by physically and verbally abusing them.Some are lucky enough to get rescued and find homes, while others spend their entire lives under the hands of abuse.
See this little guy here? He was abused and homeless when he came into our lives. This is his story and how he went from almost being killed, to finding his forever family.
Sad dog image by WriterJanis
Rescuing a Dog
I couldn't understand why my daughter was so adamant about getting a ride home from her friend's house instead of me picking her up, especially since I was driving by there anyway while running errands. I was soon to find out.
Shortly after I arrived home, my youngest daughter started calling out, "Mama! Come outside. You've got to see this!" Image my surprise when I walked outside to find a small, trembling dog lying down next to my oldest daughter.
It was sad enough to see him trembling out of fear so badly, but even worse when I got closer and saw all the scrapes and scabs all over his body. Apparently someone had tried to shave him incorrectly. Tears filled my eyes as I looked upon this helpless little guy. I quickly called the vet to get advice on how to treat the wounds.
We learned that the previous owner was planning to kill him as she was quite upset with his behavior. An acquaintance of the owner volunteered to take him and find him a new home. He stayed at house after house for a short period of time before finding my daughter.
At each new place he stayed, the people couldn't keep him for one reason or another. Plans were being made to take him to the pound. Being that our family loves animals and have done rescue the work in the past, my daughter volunteered to take him home. That is how Dobby came into our lives.
Dobby image by WriterJanis
Dog Rescue Story
One of my biggest concerns was how he would fit in with the other animals. I worried our dog would be jealous or that the cats would go after him. Fortunately, none of my fears came into play. It was as if he was always meant to be here. In fact, one of our cats has become quite infatuated with him.
It's been a few weeks and the physical signs of abuse are all but gone now. We're guessing he was hit a lot because if we approach our hands too quickly to pet him, he still cowers, although this has improved quite a bit since we got him.
We were thrilled to find out that overall, he's quite a healthy dog. It's also such a blessing that he went from a trembling scared dog to quite a happy dog. He's always keeping us company and waging his tail. We also have cats and all of the cats have accepted him and love him. He's a wonderful addition to our family,
Dog picture by WriterJanis
2014 Dog Calendar
If you think Dobby is cute, then you might love this calendar. It's filled with delightful pictures of long haired dachshunds just like Dobby.
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Family Dog Rescue
You may have wondered about the name Dobby. No, it isn't his original name. We wanted to give him a new name to go with his new start in life.
For any of you who are familiar with Harry Potter, Dobby is a character who had been badly abused by his owner. That is until Harry Potter came along and set him free. That is how our Dobby got his name. He took to it immediately and never looked back.
How anyone could have hurt this little guy is beyond me. He's just the sweetest dog who does great with kids and other children. At first, he would only go around my daughter and was quite scared of my husband. That's all been changing. He now has given the rest of us a chance and has come to love us.
Dobby's story has a happy ending. Sadly, not all abused dogs are as lucky as he is. If you're thinking about getting a dog, consider adopting one from a shelter or rescue group. There are so many loving dogs that just need a second chance in life. We're so glad we decided to keep Dobby. He's become a wonderful addition to our family.
Image by WriterJanis
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Dog Rescue Book
Read about rescue dogs who were saved in order to be given a second chance in life. Filled with amazing photos. Perfect for any dog lover.
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