Terrified Rescue Dogs Love To Give Hugs

Animals are sensitive creatures. It’s not hard to figure out their past by how they behave – particularly if they’re rescue pets.

I remember within the first two weeks of adopting our dog, Bonita, from the shelter. It quickly unfolded that her past probably wasn’t a happy one.

She was terrified of brooms, and she didn’t know what to do with herself the first time we invited her inside the home.

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For one little Labradoodle named Lucy, life was pretty rough. It started out with the sweet pooch having to spend most of her six years of life locked up inside a crate that she shared with another dog.

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Needless to say, when she and her crate mate were taken into a shelter’s custody, the two dogs were terrified. It was clear that they’d never known what it feels like to be loved.

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But with a lot of patience, the shelter staff managed to gain their trust. And now, Lucy is a completely different dog!

Instead of being scared or timid, whenever she sees one of the shelter workers, she rushes towards them – eager for a hug.

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As one shelter worker explained, “Now, when Lucy goes into the kennel this sweetheart rushed forward and puts her paws onto her shoulders; the first time it happened it moved us all to tears.”

It is incredible just how powerful love can be. Check out the heartwarming video down below:

What do you think of this sweet little dog’s journey? Let us know!

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