Every adoption story has the potential to make you believe in the good in people right when you’re ready to swear off all humanity. All to often we hear horror stories of what is going on at high kill shelters in the United States. Though many of these shelters may deny these activities, the sad reality is the shelters cannot house all of the dogs. If we, as dog lovers, had boatloads of money with a big farm, most of us would rescue all of the dogs. Here is a “precious” story of a dog who wasn’t rescued from a shelter; He was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles!
Berni from California was going about her normal day tending to her work, errands, and daily exercise. Berni glanced across the street and there sat a small English Staffordshire puppy. The pup was just sitting on a corner, minding his own business, and looked very sad. He is a blue-nosed pit bull, appeared to be just a few weeks old. Berni knows that puppy’s life could be in trouble if he was homeless. Los Angeles, California is a big city with many stray animals, coyotes, crazy people….the list goes on.
Berni walked around the neighborhood to see if the pup had an owner that was looking for this darling blue-nosed pit bull. After asking neighbors and posting notices that a puppy was “lost”, nobody claimed him.
Berni ran to the pup’s aid and he seemed very calm, yet timid when she approached him. Berni has a love for animals and refused to take this little boy to a shelter. After caring for just hours, a bond was created. Coming up with a name for the puppy was easy, all Berni had to do was recognize his personality and look at his face. “Precious”, the blue-nosed pit bull.
This could have been a good ending for “Precious” when Berni and he never parted ways since they met each other on the side of a very street road in Los Angeles. They are happily bonded and living happily ever after. Call it fate or destiny, there was a reason that baby pit was there. He was waiting for a good owner, and God gave him one. God gave them to each other.
We think of grateful dogs rescue as an extended family made up of dedicated volunteers and wonderful adopters. There are people like Berni who love and care for animals like they are family. Everyone should have a kind heart like Berni. Dogs are helpless, beautiful, goofy and fun, smart and dedicated creatures that only need this kind of love.