When faced with the decision to either shop for a pet or adopt one, many might think it is better to shop from a reputable breeder. This stems from the fact that some, if not most, rescue dogs available for adoption are either abused, mistreated, or neglected by their previous owners. This makes them unpredictable after adoption, but the question is, are rescue dogs capable of love, affection, and loyalty as compared to those dogs who have never experienced neglect?
Well, the answer is simple. All dogs are naturally loyal and friendly, even those that have been rescued from an abusive past. It might take a while for these dogs to come around, but they definitely have the same big heart that all dogs have. And there’s one rescue Pit Bull who is more than happy to prove it.
5-year-old Nellie is a rescue Pit Bull who has been homeless all her life. Not once has she experienced what it is like to be a part of a loving family. But all that changed when Nellie was introduced to her foster mom, Jane Taylor, by the Final Frontier Rescue Project.
“Nellie was a bit chubby when we got her. We called her our little potato sack.” Taylor said. But it wasn’t exactly her true form, so Taylor and Nellie started to go on runs together. As it turns out, Nellie loved hiking as much as she loved her foster mom.
One day when Taylor and Nellie were out for a run, Nellie was about to prove that she will risk her life for her family. “I heard the snake, and I stopped. I didn’t really see it.” Taylor said. That was when she let out a scream of fear.
When Nellie realized that her mom was in danger, she immediately leaped into action. She came running from behind Taylor, and before the rattlesnake could get to her, Nellie was already on top of the snake. Nellie struggled with the snake for a couple of minutes before it managed to bite her face.
Thankfully, a passing hiker came by and threw his jacket over the snake and wrestled it away from Nellie. They immediately took Nellie to the car and rushed her to the vet. On the way, Nellie’s eyes were shut. Though she was not whining from pain, it was clear that she was in distress.
When they finally arrived at the vet, Nellie was given a shot of antivenom, and her life was no longer in danger. Nellie was ordered to stay in bed for a couple of days, but nothing was going to stop the playful dog. Just two days after the ordeal, Nellie was back to chasing squirrels again.
Taylor would often think back at the time Nellie saved her life, and according to her, she will be forever grateful to the little pup.
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