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Dog’s New Friends Show Her She’s Worthy Of Love But She Doesn’t Believe Them

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 June 1, 2024

Abandoning dogs who have loyally served their owners for years without securing them a new home is a particularly harsh act. It’s even more disheartening that many owners leave their dogs at their last residence, leading to the animals suffering and starving. This tragic scenario should never occur. This story highlights a sweet dog named Lacy, who was left behind when her owners moved out of their house. After being abandoned, Lacy endured a tough time on her own until a team of rescuers gave her a second chance. The impact of her abandonment lingered; Lacy was visibly sad and fearful of others, uncertain of how to interact with new people.


The rescue team brought her to a shelter, where she received food and water and underwent a health evaluation. The examination revealed that she was suffering from heartworms and possibly a cold, but these were issues the shelter staff felt confident they could manage. What truly concerned them was her withdrawn nature around people; she appeared consistently tired and depressed. The rescuers speculated that her previous home environment might have been quite negative, and it would take time for her to trust again.


Despite the sadness of her situation, there was solace in knowing she was now under the care of those committed to her recovery. Lacy was placed in a foster home, where she would learn she was safe and could feel comfortable around new people. In the foster home, Lacy began to show signs of improvement; she even started wagging her tail a little, signaling a shift in her mood and a growing trust in humans.


Gradually, she began to venture out of her designated space, exploring the house more freely. Lacy was becoming more at ease in her new environment. After three weeks, there was a significant improvement in her demeanor, and she always greeted her foster parents with happiness. Her adorable tail wags became a common, heartwarming sight.

We are certain Lucy will find her forever family soon, where she will live happily ever after without a worry in the world!

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