We need people in this world who have big hearts, and use them to help others. Without heroes like that, people and animals alike would remain destitute and helpless. But luckily, there are people out there who devote their time and effort to saving those who need help. And lucky for pooches in peril, there are people who spend their time out there rescuing helpless hounds.
The team from Hope For Paws are a group that are making a huge difference in their area.
One such mutt in need of help, is this homeless, potentially injured poodle.
Team members Lisa and Eldad set out to capture the dog and take it off the street. Clearly exhausted and starved, this poor pup is in desperate need of a few helping hands. But approaching a stray dog is not always so easy.
They initially struggle to get a leash around the doggo who, understandably resists having it put around his neck.
It’s a relief when they do eventually get the leash around his neck. Interestingly, after initially being aggressive, he does yield in the corner of his hiding spot and seems to recognise that these people are here to help even though he is still scared.
It seems as if he has spent time around people before, as if he has come from a family before becoming a stray.
Slowly but surely, Eldad wins the poodle’s trust. Gradually, he attempts to touch the pup.
He manages to touch the dog, who seems to be gradually relaxing around these strangers.
Eldad has softly made contact, and the pooch allows him to touch his face and stroke him. This is a huge step in the process of rescuing a dog, as gaining their trust is essential to a safe and smooth rescue.
They eventually win over the dog.
The poodle seems to fully recognize that these people are his friends, and that sticking with them would be his salvation. They decide to name him Yankee Poodle. Isn’t that fetching!
When they get Yankee back to their headquarters, it’s time for some food and a mutt makeover!
Luckily Yankee wasn’t in fact injured at all, but was in desperate need of a bath and a neuter, not to mention the TLC he gets from these two caring individuals.
With a little help from some friends, Yankee Poodle can get back into a home!
Rescue From The Hart is an LA based rescue group who agreed to foster Yankee until he could find a forever home. Watching Yankee prance around just goes to show how much a dog can transform.
What a handsome fella he is!
While his new made-over look is remarkable, what you absolutely have to see is how his entire personality changes. No longer is he a timid, nervous dog, but he runs around, jumps and frolics without a care in the world.
Watch the full video below to witness Yankee’s amazing rescue and transformation.
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