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Watch: Pitbull reveals true nature when woman approaches him in shelter

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The adorable pitbull, named Cruz, was labelled an aggressive dog at the San Bernardino City animal shelter. But this didn't stop one incredible woman from believing in him.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 12/02/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32

Cruz was found roaming the streets as a stray in 2015. At the time, he was sick, dirty, and very wary of humans, as if he had had some sort of bad experience with them in the past.

An anxious pooch

Because of the way he behaved around people, the shelter deemed him to be a dangerous animal, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Luckily, a kind woman named Maria Sanchez realised that the only thing this dog needed was to regain trust in humans. And she had to act fast – before the shelter decided to euthanise him.

A second chance

So she filmed an interaction with him in which she revealed his true nature. She calmly slipped her arm through the kennel bars, reaching out toward Cruz, and speaking to him in a cheerful and reassuring manner. Though it took some time, she finally convinced Cruz to approach her, and she was able to stroke him while he wagged his tail happily.

Because Maria was able to prove everyone wrong about this beautiful dog's personality, he was eventually adopted, and is now living his best life with his new loving owner! Thank you Maria!

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