Rescue dogs didn’t experience the best things in life before they were saved. Most of the time, rescue dogs were abandoned and left to die.
After their rescue, these dogs have a problem trusting humans. They are also reluctant to show their real personality. They are anxious, easily startled, and agitated.
Rescue dogs are not forever anxious dogs; once they feel the love from their rescuers, they will slowly open up and show their true selves.
Roo, a one-year-old Golden Retriever, was turned over at a high-kill shelter when she was still a puppy. She was a candidate to be euthanized because she easily gets startled even by small things. She is terrified of everything.
Thankfully, Brian Beker, an award-winning author and director, saved Roo from the shelter.
Brian was challenged to bring out Roo’s real personality.
One of the things that Brian did to let Roo know that she is an extraordinary dog is that he brought her to the pet store to pick her first toy.
In the video, you can see Roo looking at every aisle, finding the perfect toy for her. It took Roo a while to find the plaything she likes the most. Roo goes back and forth on each corridor, sniffing and checking on each item on the shelves. In the last few seconds of the video, you will see Roo standing on a box and reaching out on her first toy.
Watch this video on how Roo picked her first toy:
As soon as she picked out the hedgehog stuffed toy from the box, Roo didn’t let go of it. She has finally picked out her first toy!
Brian documents Roo’s story in his book entitled “Notes from a Dog Rescue in Progress,” which is available in Amazon.
Thank you, Brian, for giving Roo a second chance in life!
Video courtesy of Brian Beker via YouTube