An abandoned, starving dog was found next to a dumpster by a Good Samaritan. She was fearful of people and really defensive, but this man knew she just needed a chance. After all, who wouldn’t be afraid and hesitant after a rough past that led to being dumped on the street? It’s a good thing he found her that day, because her transformation would be worth it.

The stranger loaded Lena into his vehicle and transported her to his shelter. She was scared of the other dogs and would show her teeth and bite at people out of fear. He knew the neglected dog just needed a little love and kept working with her.

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He’d sit with her for hours trying to gain her trust. Every day, she put on a little weight and got stronger. She turned a huge corner when she starting befriending the other dogs! The once shy and fearful stray was transforming into the sweet and affectionate dog she always was deep down.

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Once Lena was happy and healthy, her rescuer found her the perfect forever home. He’s so proud of how far she’s come, and he should be. You can’t even tell it’s the same dog! This is proof that a little love can make all the difference. 🙂