They say patience is a virtue. And when it comes to adopting a pet, one woman has learned the importance of being patient with them. For the entire first year, her dog wanted nothing to do with her or her family. Pudge preferred to live in his cage 24 hours a day, so she knew something had to change. Then one day she sang to him.

It turned out they just needed to find a way to communicate with each other. And singing it was! For a dog who was once so quiet and shut down and on the verge of being euthanized by the shelter, Pudge the Pit has completely broken out of his shell. He’s a brand new dog!

Melissa is so proud of Pudge and how far he’s come, and they have such a special relationship. It just needed a certain key to be unlocked. 😉