petsdailynews posted about an abandoned puppy named Zoomie, a stray Rhodesian-mix puppy whose family left her in the woods and she needed help.
Zoomie had to take care of herself when she was only four months old. She found a stream in the area, which helped her stay hydrated and gave her a place to rest under a row of living trees by the road.
She waited there for a long time, hoping that a family member or someone else who could help her would find her.
One day, a good Samaritan saw the puppy curled up on the side of the road, so she started giving her a treat every time she drove by. Over time, she got the puppy used to getting treats from her. After that, she called the Adams County Pet Rescue (ACPR) to tell them that a young dog needed help.
The call was answered by a member of the ACPR staff, and the director, Ayya Grant, took the call. As soon as she got to the place, she realized that rescuing the pup wouldn’t be easy.
“She was so scared and barking so much,” Grant told The Dodo. “[Dσgs in this situation] are really hard to catch.”
Grant decided not to try to force the scared puppy into the crate. Instead, she chose to win her trust one step at a time. After she put the crate away, she talked to the puppy and reassured her that everything would be fine.
The kind person who saved the puppy decided to try something different because the puppy was still too scared to let Grant get close to it.
“I left briefly, went back that night, put sσme fσσd σut and talked to her some more,” Grant said.
Even though the dog was still wary of her, Grant could tell that the dog knew her because she didn’t bark as much. After Grant threw a lot of dog food on the ground, the puppy slowly came out from where she had been hiding.
A few bites of food later, the dog reached up and put her head in the hand of the person who had saved her.
You can watch the video here:
The next morning, Grant went back to where the puppy had been left on the side of the road and looked for it. To the rescuer’s surprise, the puppy she had saved not only knew her but also seemed to have seen her first.
“She was so excited,” Grant said.
The dog was so happy to see that someone had finally come back for her that she ran laps around the road to celebrate.
“She got all bσuncy and zoomie,” Grant said. “That’s why we ended up calling her Zoomie.”
Watch Zoomie’s reaction below:
Grant was worried that Zoomie might not be able to get into the crate on her own when it was time to bring her home. She had good reason to worry. So, she decided to get down on her knees and pick up the puppy on her own.
“She didn’t react at all,” Grant said. “She let me pick her up, so I put her in the crate and came straight home.”
Grant took Zoomie to ACPR, where the puppy got medical care and a place on the rescue group’s list of those who have been adopted.
Zoomie was shy and took a while to come out of her shell. With the help of the shelter staff, who put her with a calm dog to help her calm down, she started to feel more at ease.
Soon after that, a couple came to the shelter. When they saw Zoomie, they fell in love with her right away. They filled out an adoption form as soon as they could, and Zoomie’s future family was made up of her own children.
Grant says that Zoomie loves everything about the new life she has made for herself. She spends most of her time at dog daycare running around with her friends. When she’s not doing that, she’s usually taking a nap with her new doggy sister.
The staff misses Zoomie a lot, but they will never forget how cute she was or how moving it was to hear how she was saved.
“She’s just the cutest thing,” Grant said.