The most rewarding part about rescuing a dog – other than watching them head off to their new furever homes – is witnessing the remarkable transformation that happens when downtrodden rescue dogs realise they have been saved.
There is a shift in every aspect of their behaviour and posture, as if their long-lost hope for a brighter future has miraculously returned.
In the following video, the compassionate animal lovers at Hope For Paws save yet another lonely, dejected stray from the streets of Los Angeles. By restoring the confidence of LA’s abandoned, abused and neglected pets, Hope For Paws restores our faith in humanity.
At first the devastatingly handsome pooch – named Odin by his rescuers – is too frightened to even move. He is so frozen by fear that his new friends are forced to carry him out of the dangerous construction site he has called home.
But after a good check-up and some much-needed love and affection, Odin becomes the dog he was always meant to be – joyful, boisterous and outgoing!
It didn’t take long for a lucky family to snatch Odin up! He has been adopted into a wonderful family and left his dark past behind forever. Just look at that adorable smile!