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Severely Matted Stray Pup Doesn’t Let Hooman Drive Away Without Him

Severely Matted Stray Pup Doesn’t Let Hooman Drive Away Without Him

Not all dogs have the luxury of spending life in a cozy home with a family who absolutely adores them. Many, sadly, never get there, and instead of fulfilling their companionship purpose with a hooman on the side, they end up fighting for their bare lives.

Dog abandonment is a common problem all over the world. According to statistics, around three million dogs enter shelters nationwide every year. Unfortunately, not all doggos make it to shelters where they at least have food and a roof over their heads. 

This pup sitting in despair and waiting for his miracle was facing the same destiny. He didn’t know where his next meal would come from, and definitely had no idea how to move on.

Begging For Help

stray dog sitting outdoor
Source: Animal Care

In the Animal Care video posted in January, 2024, there is a severely matted, homeless dog sitting nervously on the roadside. He was shivering from the freezing cold outside and waiting for someone to be kind enough to give him food.

Sadly, nobody approached him for hours until it finally happened!

A kind woman saw the dog looking pitiful in the vast distance and immediately decided to pull over. 

When she got out of the car and started approaching him, the dog immediately warmed up. He kindly begged the woman with his adorable eyes to give him some food, but unfortunately, she didn’t have any.

stray matted dog
Source: Animal Care

The kind rescuer then decided to go back to the car and go buy some, but then the cutest thing happened!

Instead of waiting for her in the same place she found him, the dog immediately got up and followed the woman to the car. It was as if he was saying: “Don’t leave me alone, hooman!” So, the woman took him – for good!

Incredible Transformation

human holding stray dog for head
Source: Animal Care

On their way home, they stopped to buy some snacks. The doggo behaved extremely well the whole time, which made his rescuer believe that he was definitely abandoned by someone before

He had the exquisite manners of a family dog who knew commands and definitely knew how to take car rides.

The very next morning, he was subjected to a vet exam where he got the perfect results! Right after his vet appointment, his new momma decided to take his dirty coat off. It was finally time for this sweet boi to get rid of the matted fur that did no good to him.

shaved dog dressed in yellow sweather
Source: Animal Care

After one extremely long grooming session, the dog finally stepped outside – and he stepped outside as a brand-new boi! 

His mom thought he was a sturdy, quite big dog all along, but as she saw him for the first time without his overgrown fur, she realized that her new companion was actually a teeny-tiny pup!

That day, the two embarked on a new, transformative journey, leaving her canine’s sad past behind.

dog with fresh haircut
Source: Animal Care

This sweet lovebug is now enjoying his new life to the fullest. After a few months, his hair grew back again, only this time, he looked like the fluffiest, cuddliest living toi! 

Thanks to his new hooman, today, he’s not even a shadow of his old self, and his coat looks more fashionable than ever! Turns out it only took a gentle approach, a little bit of love and affection, and one kind human to change this dog’s life forever! 

Now that he’s finally on the right track, he’s ready to give and receive all the love he had been denied in the past. 

Good luck, sweet boi!