The Unexpected Happened When Animal Rescuers Came To Help Out This Dog

Published on 04/08/2020
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What could be more heartbreaking than to see an animal in pain? Many rescuers see these things on a daily basis, but their hard work always pays off towards the end. Hope for Paws is one of those rescue groups created to rescue stray animals and help rehabilitate them. After the team received a call about a dog, they rushed to the site as soon as possible. Are you ready to hear this roller coaster of a story?

It Was Cowering Beneath a Car

Hope for Paws received the call on a rainy morning. The person said that the stray dog looked like it was a German Shepherd mix. They found the dog alone beneath a car. It seemed to be avoiding humans too!

It Was Cowering Beneath a Car

It Was Cowering Beneath a Car

Try To Lure The Dog Out

Loreta Frankonyte and Eldad Hagar were the members of the team that got sent to the scene. They went there after buying a cheeseburger. Eldad is actually the founder of their organization. Hope for Paws takes on missions and helps out animals in distress.

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Try To Lure The Dog Out

Avoiding Contact With Humans

The dog was using a large van to avoid humans as much as she could. It was clear that she was scared and unwilling to get out of that spot. Loreta edged closer and showed the dog that they had food.

Avoiding Contact With Humans

Avoiding Contact With Humans

Proceed With Caution

Loreta did not want to scare the dog away, which was why she did it cautiously and slowly. She hoped that the dog would not run away in fear. The two rescuers hoped the help the poor dog, but they also had to ensure that she would not react in a violent way.

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Proceed With Caution

No, Thank You

Loreta approached the huge but terrified dog. As she did so, the poor creature began to cry like a human would. There was absolutely no doubt that she was fearful. It looked homeless and scared of people.

No, Thank You

No, Thank You

Never Heard Something Like It

You will find this caption on the YouTube video posted by the organization: “At first we thought she was hurt but she cried because she was so scared.” If you want to watch the video and hear her for yourself, the title is ‘Homeless German Shepherd cries like a human! I have never heard anything like this!!!’

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Never Heard Something Like It

Slowly But Surely

Even though the dog did not seem interested in the cheeseburger, she ended up crying less after some time. She eventually took a bit of the cheeseburger and appeared to calm down a little. However, she had yet to completely stop crying. Loreta still felt worried about this hound.

Slowly But Surely

Slowly But Surely

Mystery Dog

None of them knew anything about this dog. They had no idea if it was going to attack out of fear. Loreta had to be especially careful and prioritize her safety more than anything else. She might have wanted to lend this dog a hand, but it would be impossible if she were to get harmed.

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Mystery Dog

Taking Baby Steps

Loreta had to be brave and patient if she wanted to help the hound. What made it even more important was that the dog was pretty big as well. This was going to make things even harder if she acted violently.

Taking Baby Steps

Taking Baby Steps

Capturing

The pair needed to come up with a way to lure it out of there but keep their safety in check at the same time. A lot of organizations that handle animals have a tool that makes it easier to capture any of them. We are talking about a long role with a hole at the tip that is supposed to go around the head of the dog.

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Capturing

Attack Mode

It is not rare to hear about dogs that attacked humans after getting too close. In reality, the canines only do this because they are scared of us. The only way they know to keep themselves safe would be to react in such a manner when they feel like they are in danger.

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Attack Mode

Bribery

They had a plan in mind when they bought that cheeseburger with them. It was meant to serve as a bait of sorts to lure in the dog. Do you think their idea was going to work on this poor creature? Let’s see.

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Bribery

Not Interested In Her Cheeseburger

It was odd for the terrified dog to back down and go underneath the vehicle even though they had food with them. In their experience, an animal typically overcame its fear if there was food in the equation.

Not Interested In Her Cheeseburger

Not Interested In Her Cheeseburger

Scared & Wary

The dog was so wary and scared of people that it could ignore her hunger! Most animals would have made a dash for the food right away. Even we would have had! Loreta was shocked that the dog turned down the food.

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Scared & Wary

Much Longer Than They Expected

We bet that this rescue mission would have been so much easier if the dog was slightly more trusting. While the pair was determined to get it over with, they knew that they would not use force to do it.

Much Longer Than They Expected

Much Longer Than They Expected

Trying To Help

Loreta attempted to put a lasso around the neck of the dog but let go as soon as she saw the reaction it earned. It was clear that the dog was totally scared of and confused by what was going on.

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Trying To Help

She Ran

Loreta did not want to scare this poor dog even more than she already was. When she got rid of the lasso, the pooch ran away. It was time to try out a different method. They had to come up with something else if they wanted to successfully finish the rescue mission.

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She Ran

Looking For A Safe Spot

The German Shepherd mix was under the impression that she was going to be safe between the buildings behind the car. However, Eldad was quick to act and used a net to cover the containers.

Looking For A Safe Spot

Looking For A Safe Spot

Bringing Her To Safety

There was no choice for the dog but to come out sooner or later. When she did, Loreta and Eldad were going to be there and bring her to safety. Of course, it was now a matter of time. Just how long was it going to take? The pair decided to clear the rest of their schedule that day to help out this creature.

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Bringing Her To Safety

There For The Long Run

Eldad had been guarding one of the exits, while Loreta was there to secure the other one. As they tried to talk to the poor dog, he made sure to film the mission using his phone. Both rescuers were filled with determination to help her regardless of how much time it was going to take.

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There For The Long Run

She Continued To Whine And Cry

The poor dog kept whining. What could be sadder than to hear a dog cry like that? After a little while, however, she started to listen to Loreta. The rescuer coaxed her into coming out and going up to them.

She Continued To Whine And Cry

She Continued To Whine And Cry

Getting Calm

The dog kept her huge ears low. It felt like this was her way of showing Loreta that she truly felt scared at that moment. They let the dog take its time to calm down. After this, she looked less terrified!

Getting Calm

Getting Calm

Cowering

After they calmed her down, Loreta managed to place the snare around her neck. While the dog was still acting a little jittery, it was a relief that they finally placed the lasso on her. The only thing they had to do after this was to bring her to the vet.

Cowering

Cowering

Coaxed Out

They gently and slowly coaxed the dog out of her hiding spot. They did not want to scare her again after everything. The dog moved but did so slowly. Loreta and Eldad were patient and gave her a lot of time. They wanted her to go at her own pace.

Coaxed Out

Coaxed Out

Encouraging Her

They tried to reassure the dog as much as they could. Loreta and Eldad stayed patient and gave her words of encouragement. You should keep in mind that dogs can also be fragile every now and then.

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Encouraging Her

Coaxing Her Out Of There

They wanted to call the adorable pooch Rain. After all, they got to know her on a rainy morning! Even though she still had her tail hidden between her legs, they were still making a lot of progress with her.

Coaxing Her Out Of There

Coaxing Her Out Of There

Tucked Tail

At last, Eldad and Loreta were able to get her out of her hiding spot. Despite this, they could see that the do was still scared. It was not just her tail, but also the way that she kept quivering and crying.

Tucked Tail

Tucked Tail

Finally Making Progress

Slowly, Eldad added one more gentle leash to keep them safe. He petted her head to show her that she was going to be safe as well. She did not refuse his touch and did not seem to mind going to the cage!

Finally Making Progress

Finally Making Progress

Still Afraid

Loreta and Eldad took their time, but Rain appeared to be unsettled and scared. Every once in a while, the pair would be convinced that she was already calm. However, Rain would then yelp in distress and run off while crying some more.

Still Afraid

Still Afraid

Apprehensive

After a little while, Rain let Eldad pet her gently. It was a huge step forward since she did not let them anywhere near her in the beginning. While she still appeared apprehensive and cautious, she allowed the duo to bring her to the car.

Apprehensive

Apprehensive

Uneasy

They slowly went over to the car. Rain might have been going along with them but just barely. It was clear that she still felt uneasy. She kept yelping and acting jumpy, probably thinking they would hurt her.

Uneasy

Uneasy

Reluctant

At long last, Loreta and Eldad managed to go to the cage that they planned to put her in. They had to bring Rain to the vet to check if she was injured. On top of that, she was in desperate need of a bath.

Reluctant

Reluctant

Seeing A Friendly Face

The person who made the call is a lady by the name of Carey Linnell. She was posted by the cage and held it open. After seeing her there, the dog did not enter the cage. She went down on all fours before she slid beneath Carey’s arms.

Seeing A Friendly Face

Seeing A Friendly Face

Familiar Face

It looked like Rain was already familiar with her. Not just that, but the dog must have trusted this lady as she did not mind her touch. The hound went up to her willingly! Did she know that Carey asked for help?

Familiar Face

Familiar Face

Help However They Could

To Loreta and Eldad, it seemed like Rain was trying to show Carey her gratitude. It was a sight that touched their hearts. The pair did not lose hope the whole time either. They were willing to do everything in their power if it meant helping this dog! Of course, Carey also felt that way.

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Help However They Could

They Couldn’t Believe it

Rain probably just wanted to make sure that everything was going to be fine. After that, she shocked all of them by going into the cage of her own accord. They were shocked at how much progress she made!

They Couldn't Believe It

They Couldn’t Believe It

Getting In The Cage

It was a surprise to see her go into the cage without forcing her. The dog looked more at ease inside. Maybe she felt safer in small spaces. No matter what it was, she finally seemed to have calmed down.

Getting In The Cage

Getting In The Cage

Checking It Out

It could have been the pillows there or the sight of Carey. At any rate, Eldad and Loreta were glad to see that she was feeling better. She started to sniff around and looked at the people who rescued her.

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Checking It Out

Calm

As soon as Rain was in the cage, she was the calmest that they had ever seen her. She was no longer crying and seemed to have settled down. Loreta was shocked by the huge difference she was showing.

Calm

Calm

Almost Happy

In fact, the dog was slightly smiling and wagging her tail a little. It was like she finally understood that help was on the way. Things were indeed going to be better for her! The rescuers wondered what could have happened to Rain in the past to make her as scared of humans as she was.

Almost Happy

Almost Happy

Curious

After they brought the cage inside the car, the dog looked very curious. Rain continued to investigate her surroundings and look around. What a relief it was to see that she was much calmer. Rain probably knew that she was safer when inside a cage.

Curious

Curious

Rain Got A Burger And A Bath

Rain also got to enjoy the cheeseburger at last. She was even wagging her tail a little. Now that she was safe and calm, it was time to bring her to the get. This dog deserved a lot of TLC, a day at the doggy spa, and cuddles courtesy of Loreta.

Rain Got A Burger And A Bath

Rain Got A Burger And A Bath

Becoming A New Dog

After a few tests and some grooming, it was time for this dog to start a new part of her life. After all, every dog in the world deserves a chance to get a loving home and a family to keep her safe from harm.

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Becoming A New Dog

She Enjoyed The Attention

It was hard to believe that this was the same scared pooch that they met that morning. After giving her a bath and cuddles, she looked like a whole new dog. By then, she knew that these people were kind.

She Enjoyed The Attention

She Enjoyed The Attention

A New Dog

They could tell that this was her first spa treatment. Rain clearly loved it! The suds ran down her nose, so she welcomed the gentle hands of the “masseuse,” as well as the warm water. What was the end result of the makeover going to be like?

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A New Dog

Re-Learning The Ropes

Not only did the rescuers have zero ill intentions, but they wanted the best for her. They knew that she used to be a pet even if she had no chip. Rain must have known what it was like to live with a family.

Re Learning The Ropes

Re-Learning The Ropes

Getting Used To TLC

They saw that she was relearning the ropes. It must have been a while since a human being took care of her. Otherwise, there would have been no way she would be this trusting and happy in no time at all!

Getting Used To TLC

Getting Used To TLC

Cozying Up

After they gave her a bath and cleaned her up, the dog wanted to snuggle up and relax with Loreta. Just like that, she was behaving like a totally different creature. It only took a few hours after bringing her to the vet for Rain to turn into such a sweet little dog.

Cozying Up

Cozying Up

Transformed

In only a matter of hours, Rain was able to readjust and relax. It was shocking to see just how different she was from the moment they met her. Can you believe that it only took a cheeseburger and a nap to turn her into this? Loreta was stunned by how sweet she was acting after realizing she was in no danger.

Transformed

Transformed

New Starts For Rain

This is not the end of the story just yet! Two weeks after that, someone wanted to know more about her. Could this be her chance to finally go to her forever home? We sure hope so since she deserves it!

New Starts For Rain

New Starts For Rain

A Happy And Loving Dog

After a few days, Rain was able to impress everyone by her progress. It seemed impossible that she was the same dog they saw at the parking lot, but here we are. She was now hopping around just like a deer!

A Happy And Loving Dog

A Happy And Loving Dog

Happy Rain

She shook paws with all the folks who rubbed her belly and scratched behind her ears. Rain might have been the happiest pup they have ever seen! After two weeks, it was time for her to start a new chapter.

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Happy Rain

A Different Rescuer Fell In Love With Her

Two weeks after Rain was saved, Loreta joined a different animal rescuer on a quest to help out another stray. Her colleague is called Allison Dunbar. After going to Hope for Paws, Allison fell in love with Rain!

A Different Rescuer Fell In Love With Her

A Different Rescuer Fell In Love With Her

A Perfect Opportunity

It felt perfect for Rain to go home with an animal rescuer. Without a doubt, she was going to be in for a lifetime of happiness and love! She was clearly going to feel safe and warm with Allison. If you ask us, there is no better person to look after a dog than a rescuer.

A Perfect Opportunity

A Perfect Opportunity

Trial Run

Allison already had a fur baby at home, so it was important for her to ensure that the dogs would get along. She needed to check if Rain was going to be a good fit in her home. But what happened when she brought her pet dog to meet Rain? Well, everything worked out for her in the end!

Trial Run

Trial Run

She Fit Right In

Allison did not treat Rain any differently than she treated Ernie. This definitely helped Rain feel more at home right away. Allison knew that she did the right thing because the new addition to the family was able to acclimatize in record time! She also promised to give Rian a great future.

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She Fit Right In

Her New Home

Yes, Rain found her forever home with Allison. Aside from her new human pal, she also earned a sibling by the name of Ernie! The Dunbar family decided to change her name to match her personality as well.

Her New Home

Her New Home

Now Sassy Pants Dunbar

Rain has blossomed into a bright and sunny dog with a great personality. This was the reason they called her ‘Sassy Pants Dunbar.’ We agree that this was a perfect match for her. What a good choice, you guys!

Now Sassy Pants Dunbar

Now Sassy Pants Dunbar

Exploring

Sassy Pants was more than thrilled to explore her new house. She could not help but to run around and sniff at every single thing there. Allison could not be happier to provide a forever home for this dog!

Exploring

Exploring

Sassy Pants

Allison also took to her Instagram page to post, “Introducing……Sassy Pants Dunbar. Rescued off the streets of South Central by @hopeforpawsrescue. (They called her Rain b/c they found her crying in the rain). Heartbreaking backstory for this senior girl. But I’m gonna make it all up to her.”

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Sassy Pants

Her Life Was Changed

Sassy Pants did not only change Allison’s life, but Allison also returned the favor by changing everything for Sassy Pants! Only a few weeks before the adoption, this poor dog was terrified of humans. We are glad that she is now fine and living with someone who loves her. On top of that, she has a furry pal too!

Her Life Was Changed

Her Life Was Changed

Spending Some Time Together

Sassy Pants was the best addition to the family. There was Ernie, her big brother, who taught her a lot and enjoyed spending time with her. Truly, it is hard to fathom how this energetic dog was the same one that Eldad and Loreta found quivering in the parking lot!

Spending Some Time Together

Spending Some Time Together

Ernie And Sassy

Sassy Pants has gotten a lot of fame after the story made rounds online. She is much happier now that she is with Allison and Ernie. She loves her older brother and can nuzzle against him for days on end.

Ernie And Sassy

Ernie And Sassy

Sassy Pants Is Funny

Aside from being one of the greatest cuddlers Allison knows, Sassy Pants might also be the silliest dog in all of history. There has not been a day in which Sassy Pants failed to make Allison laugh. Among other hilarious things she does, Sassy Paints apparently likes to sit in the shower.

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Sassy Pants Is Funny

Playtime

There is nothing that Sassy Pants loves more than playtime and horsing around the house. She becomes very happy to just roll around the carpet! Allison could not get over how ridiculous her fur baby was after she felt at ease in the house.

Playtime

Playtime

No Longer Scared

When they first found Sassy Pants, she had been terrified of every single thing. Known as Rain in those days, it was truly magical to see just how much she has transformed. Truly, all you need is love!

No Longer Scared

No Longer Scared

Handshake

Sassy Pants has become known for shaking people’s hands. She likes to get a lot of pets and is willing to do anything to get more! In an effort to persuade people to keep doing it, she would shake their hands. You will be happy to know that this has proven to be a very effective little trick.

Handshake

Handshake

Full Of Love

There is one more thing that Sassy Pants now likes to do. She likes to show her love to anyone who goes through the door of their home. You can get unlimited cuddles and kisses from this energetic little dog!

Full Of Love

Full Of Love

International Dog Day

During the International Dog Day, Allison Dunbar made everyone go “aww” when she posted this photo on Instagram. She accompanied the picture of her with the dogs at the beach with this caption: “Happy #internationaldogday from Ernest and Sassypants!”

International Dog Day

International Dog Day

Halloween

Who says that only kids can dress up for Halloween? Mind you, Ernie and Sassy came prepared with costumes as well! We could not help but squeal after seeing this Instagram photo. In the caption, Allison wrote, “Sassy And Ernie Are Serious About Halloween.”

Halloween

Halloween

Roadtrip

Ernie and Allison welcomed Sassy with warmth. They were prepared to make her their newest family member. Allison went on Instagram to gush about her new pet and said, “Sassy Pants was a severely abused senior when we adopted her 3 months ago. She hid the first week we brought her home. But now she knows that life can be FUN and there are good people everywhere!”

Roadtrip

Roadtrip

L.O.V.E.

As a matter of fact, people who met Sassy Pants fell in love with her right away. Allison explained, “I brought these jokers on a bank errand today and Sassy even walked up to a stranger for pats. All it took was LOVE ( and Ernie showing her the ropes).”

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L.O.V.E.

Warm Welcome

Allison had plenty of work to do, so she did the responsible thing by signing her fur babies up for a dog-walking program. After all, it was important to keep them active for the same of their health. The pups were welcomed by the Dog Walking & Pet Sitting company with open arms. Their greeting said, “A Big Welcome To Ernie The Noodle And Sassy Pants… Our Two New Wigglebutts.”

Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome

Sassy Pants Isn’t Alone

Sassy Pants is not the only dog who is living in constant fear out on the streets with no one to look after them. If you ever spot a terrified dog walking on its own, the best thing to do would be to ask for help!

Sassy Pants Isn't Alone

Sassy Pants Isn’t Alone

Help Where You Can

This might be what the dog needs to turn its life around. Just look at how Hope for Paws was able to save Rain. The key here is to remember that you can always help someone, dog or human, change for the better!

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Help Where You Can

Changing A Life

Most of the time, it only takes help, love, and trust to do such a thing. That was what happened to Sassy Pants Dunbar, formerly known as Rain. Initially filled with sadness and fear, her true personality shone through after being blessed with kindness!

Changing A Life

Changing A Life

What Is Hope For Paws?

Let us talk more about the organization that helped Rain: Hope for Paws. It is a non-profit animal rescue group that was founded and is based in Los Angeles. It was launched by founders Audrey and Eldad Hagar in 2008. The team helps out animals in danger through abandonment and abuse. They were able to help Rain and other poor animals in need.

What Is Hope For Paws@

What Is Hope For Paws?

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