A Pit Bull named Dexter loved to play with a neighborhood stray. Dexter’s dad, Derrick, was hesitant at first. But the stray Pit Bull, Derrick later named Doakes, was the perfect buddy for Dexter when he went outside to play.
Derrick hid Doakes in his garage one day when animal control came by. He didn’t want animal control to take him away. Although Doakes didn’t have a collar, Derrick was determined to figure out if Doakes actually had a home because the pup was very friendly.
It turned out, Doakes wasn’t a stray at all. He lived just two houses down. When Derrick returned him to his owners, he explained that they had to keep a collar on him. But they didn’t listen. A few days later, Doakes came by without a collar on again.
Derrick was understandably upset. Soon after this incident, Doakes vanished. Derrick was devastated. He called around different shelters and they all said the dog wasn’t there. But Derrick had a feeling and went to a particular shelter anyway.
Doakes stood there, frozen in fear, in one of the kennels. The shelter was filled with hundreds of dogs. It was loud and overwhelming and poor Doakes was petrified. Derrick decided to bring him home. They had to hide Doakes from the neighbors because Derrick was unsure if he’d be safe. What follows is pure magic! To say Derrick is a hero is an understatement. What this man will do for his dogs is an inspiration to all!