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Pup Who Turned To Stone Kept Rescuer Guessing What Color He’d Turn Out To Be

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 November 10, 2023

When Niall’s friend found a puppy on the streets, it was clear that the little dog was in a terrible state. Unsure if he would even survive, Niall took the puppy in and began a tireless effort to nurse him back to health.

Through sleepless nights and constant care, Niall watched as the puppy, whom he named Rodney, slowly began to recover.


Within the first few days, Niall saw progress as Rodney started to eat and regain some strength. This was a positive sign that the little pup was beginning to pull through. After about a week, Rodney’s condition had improved dramatically, and he was finally able to stand on his own. The once weak and fragile dog was now showing signs of a bright future.

Two weeks into his recovery, Niall introduced Rodney to the rest of the dogs at his sanctuary. Curious and inquisitive, Rodney seemed to be taking in the vast world around him with wide-eyed wonder. As the days went by, Rodney’s health continued to improve, and his personality began to shine through.


One surprising aspect of Rodney’s recovery was the transformation of his fur. As it grew back, it changed color multiple times, from golden brown to silver gray, and finally revealing some white patches. This unexpected development kept everyone guessing as to what Rodney’s final appearance would be.


After caring for Rodney for three months, a couple from Wales expressed interest in adopting the resilient pup. They traveled all the way to Thailand to meet Rodney and ensure he would be the right fit for their family. Happily, the meeting was a success, and Rodney now lives with his new parents and canine sibling.

Cases like Rodney’s make rescuing and rehabilitating animals so rewarding, as they transform from desperate creatures clinging to life into cherished members of a loving family. To see Rodney’s fur color now that it’s full grown, check out the video below! He’s a beauty!

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