When Danny with A Safefurr Place heard about a dog who’d been living at a truck stop for the past five months, he knew he needed to help.
When he arrived at the truck stop, Danny discovered the dog, a pittie, was too shy to approach. It was clear it was going to take some time before the dog could be rescued, but Danny wasn’t going to give up.
Each day, Danny showed up at the truck stop and tried to gain the dog’s trust, but each day he went home empty-handed. The pitbull wouldn’t even let Danny close enough to pet him.
In an interview with The Dodo, Danny explained, “I always had this belief that, all right, the next day he’s gonna let me pet him. But things did not turn out that way at all.”
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It was clear the dog wanted to be left alone but that’s just because he didn’t trust people enough to know that help was possible. Thankfully, Danny was able to find a small, fenced-in area at the truck stop to lure the pup to.
After the dog was cornered, Danny approached, and miraculously, the dog lowered his head and allowed himself to be leashed! It seemed the dog had finally given up, but his momentary defeat was about to change his world for the better.
The pittie was placed into a loving foster home and named Ruger. He ended up being one of the sweetest dogs who had so much love to give!
We can only imagine the life Ruger will get to live with his new forever family now that he’s off the streets.
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