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Woman discovers the perfect way to help rescue dog overcome tragic past

Dog lying in new garden dog-happy
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A woman who couldn't afford a big house with a garden for her pooch did the next best thing. She built one! And the new outdoor space is helping the dog live his best life!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 13/04/2021, 21:00

Bentley the Basset Hound is a little different from most dogs. This sensitive fellow struggles with anxiety issues and doesn't seem like the friendliest dog in the world.

Then again, Bentley spent most of his life locked up in small apartments and never got the physical or emotional support he needed.

Bentley's road to recovery

And then he met an amazing woman called Kay Taylor. Kay offered Bentley a home and gave this so-called 'problem pooch' the time and space he needed to feel comfortable. And most importantly, Kay understood that Bentley's journey to a better dog life would be two paws forward and one paw back.

As Bentley started to come out of his shell, Kay noticed he loved rolling around on the grass in the park. In fact, she'd never seen Bentley look so happy before. Unfortunately, Kay couldn't afford a big house with a garden. 

Bentley's dream comes true

But that wasn't going to stop her from making Bentley's dream of his own garden come true. Kay and her partner bought a townhouse with an outdoor area and then spent a day transforming the patio into the perfect green space for Bentley.


"My boyfriend Nick helped me get it all done in one day," said Kay. "Bentley immediately laid down and just stayed there for several hours. He seems so happy with it."

The garden seems to have had a soothing effect on Bentley. All the time lounging on the grass in the sun has done wonders for his anxiety, and the dog that everybody had written off is now getting better and better every day!