When Jacqueline Colette found out that a local shelter was desperately looking for temporary dog homes, she realized it would be difficult to pick from dozens of pets who needed care. She did not know then, however, that soon she would be chosen by the right pup.
Dog with a traumatic story
Suddenly I noticed a little paw squeezing through the bars. – recalls Jacqueline Colette.
Austin Pets Alive volunteers were shocked to see the 7-month-old Donut stretching his paw through the bars in his booth. They told Jacqueline that for 11 days (since she came to them), she showed no signs of affection or affection. And then they told her the traumatic story of the pup.
She was rescued from the street as a puppy and placed in a shelter. The peace did not last long, however, as soon a fire broke out in the facility. – Jacqueline found out.
Donut came out of the fire unscathed, but caught a parvovirus shortly after, so volunteers sent her to a special unit at Austin Pets Alive. A week after the female dog reached her new shelter, the sewer line broke and completely flooded the ward she was staying in. All dogs in the shelter – including the Donut who had just finished treatment – were moved to outdoor kennels.
She never had a home of her own
This baby is about 6-7 months old, and has already changed her place of residence so many times. She never had a home or a bed of her own. – says Jacqueline Colette.
So the woman filled out all the necessary documents and went with the dog to her new temporary home, extremely excited about the new, joint chapter.
She was shaking all over
On the way home, Jacqueline noticed that Donut was upset. She was shaking with her ears tucked back and her tail curled. But when a sudden rain forced the woman to turn on the windshield wipers, suddenly the female dog stopped shaking. She spent the rest of the way watching the wipers carefully.
During on the first day at home, the Donut was thoroughly washed to get rid of the bad smell. While washing, Jacqueline noticed that the female dog relaxed and became more affectionate. She rubbed against me and put her head on my hand as I tried to comfort her. Then she looked into my eyes as if to say, “Thank you.” – says Jacqueline Colette.
The bitch's ears went up the first time she ran around her new yard, but they quickly dropped as soon as she noticed she was being watched.
Donut made it clear that night that she didn't feel comfortable enough to sleep in the middle of the house yet.
She really wanted to sleep on the grass. Jacqueline said.
So the woman brought a large quilt and lay in the Donut backyard for over an hour.
She ignored me at first, but then climbed onto the covers. Then she put her head on my back. Then I guess she realized she was safe. – says Jacqueline.
Just three days after bringing Donut home, Jacqueline decided that she would stay with her forever
Now it's been two months since Jacqueline first brought the Donut home, and the sweet female dog is getting more and more out of her shell every day.
Every time he puts his head down on me, he sighs. Jacqueline said.
According to Jacqueline, moments like this feel like Donut is trying to thank her for changing her life
It's amazing to see the gratitude in her eyes. She is very happy. Jacqueline Colette added.