The Lost and Found Pets Wa state Facebook page played host to a heart warming story recently when Amanda Guarascio and her girlfriend Dylan Parkinson shared their experience.
The couple had tracked down a dog that they heard was close to their home and seriously malnourished, not to mention homeless and set about gaining the dog’s trust so they could rescue it.
The couple had one hell of a job, with the dog resisting all attempts to get close to it, and despite Amanda trying until 3am to get it to come home with her, he refused until the couple returned the next day.
When they first saw the dog, it was clear just how underfed he had been, with his ribs clearly visible and his trust issues a huge stumbling block in the couple rescuing the dog they named Baby Bear.
Dylan suggested that I try getting out of the truck again since he had taken a liking to me. I got out and went behind the truck, and then fetalized on the gravel road right by the pup with my back to him. It was cold. So cold!!! Cold enough that it started snowing.
Finally, I got right up next to Bear. He growled a little bit, so I started whimpering and yawning (which is a calming signal), and continued to slowly get closer and closer until I was rested up against the sweet little Baby Bear!
The dog finally trusted them enough to go home with them, despite being too scared to walk anywhere for the first few hours, and was even carried into the vets by Amanda – all 57lbs of him.
Thankfully Baby Bear is now healthy and has been adopted by a loving foster family, and according to Amanda, is doing better than ever!