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Woman’s ‘Bacon Treat’ To Shelter Dog Leads To Scratches On Her Door

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 December 5, 2023

Lila always felt a pull towards the animal shelter, her heart moved by innocent eyes peering through cold steel kennel bars. During a stroll, her gaze fixed on Ted, a timid German Shepherd. Their inexplicable connection touched her soul.


A devoted shelter volunteer named Obe noticed Ted was uncomfortable and wanted to help. The dog didn’t respond to going on walks or playtime so Obe tried a different approach. He cooked some bacon in the shelter’s kitchen and offered Ted a special treat. The savory aroma transformed Ted’s demeanor from fear to curiosity.


The bacon became a ‘magic key, unlocking a bond between them.’ Lila, moved by the connection, decided on a gesture of kindness. After giving Ted another slice of bacon, Lila left but planned to return the next day. Fate intervened three hours later when a persistent knocking revealed Ted at Lila’s door.

Astounded, she found the courageous dog standing before her. Ted had escaped during a kennel transfer, but the mystery remained—how did he find Lila? Maybe he smelled bacon wafting through the air or Lila and Ted’s strong connection led him there. Regardless, this extraordinary gesture proved that Ted knew exactly where he belonged.


Overwhelmed with emotions, Lila took Ted in, and their story became a testament to inexplicable connections. Fate had intervened, and Ted had chosen his new home. The once fearful German Shepherd transformed into a loyal companion, their bond forged in bacon, kindness, and the mysterious threads of destiny.

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