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Mistreated Rescue Dog Joyously Bunny Hops When He Understands He’s Safe

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on October 13, 2023

When a photo of a dog, Beckett, appeared on a rescue site, his future mom took one glance and had goosebumps all over. Beckett was extremely uneasy around people. However, after four months of living with his new mom, he began to feel more confident and comfortable. Beckett’s unique appearance and love for the outdoors have made him a beloved companion, and his transformation from a fearful rescue dog to a happy, confident pet is a testament to the power of love and patience.


Beckett’s past is unknown, but it’s clear that he had been mistreated. In addition to being afraid of people, he was easily startled. His mom says his early-on behavior was indicative of an abused animal. Despite his rough start, Beckett’s new owner was determined to help him overcome his fears and become a happy, well-adjusted dog.

Over time, Beckett began to trust his mom and feel more comfortable in his new home. He developed a love for the outdoors, going on hikes every single day. Beckett doesn’t care about toys or anything inside; he just wants to be outside, exploring the world around him. His unique appearance, which includes a mix of Husky, Chow Chow, American Eskimo, and Pomeranian, often draws attention from passersby. Especially since his proportions are “all wrong,” yet make for one adorable dog!


As Beckett became more comfortable with people, his personality began to shine. He went from being afraid of people to being indifferent, and eventually, he became comfortable around others. It took four and a half years for Beckett to fully trust and feel at ease with people, but the transformation was well worth the wait.


Beckett celebrates his newfound joy in the cutest way: when he runs outside, he bunny hops. It’s as if his body can’t contain the appreciation and bliss that’s in his heart. Beckett’s mom believes that he is a poster dog for rescue animals. When people ask about his breed, she tells them about his rough start and how he has become an incredibly happy dog. Beckett’s story serves as a reminder that rescuing animals can lead to the most unique, special, and incredible pets.

One little girl even referred to Beckett as a “magic dog,” which perfectly captures his unique and enchanting nature. Beckett continues to win over his mom’s heart with his beautiful, and sometimes spunky, personality. Those initial goosebumps were a sign that Beckett was destined for a loving home and a bright future.

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