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Woman Promised Dog She’ll Have A Great Life If She’d Trust Her But She Ran

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 20, 2023

In this story of determination and love, a woman named Lisa went above and beyond to rescue a stray dog she encountered in a rough area during a downpour. Unable to get the dog on her first attempt, Lisa couldn’t get the frightened animal out of her mind. She returned to the location the next day and began feeding the dog in the same spot, hoping to gain her trust.


Despite a failed attempt with a dog trap, which only scared the dog further, Lisa persisted. She set up a feeding station and visited the location multiple times a day, determined to rescue the dog. She eventually managed to capture the Pit Bull using a modified trap, and the two formed a special bond. Lisa named the beautiful pup Xena. The rescuer brought Xena to the vet and gave her a much-needed bath.


As the days went by, Xena began to trust Lisa more and more. She started to wag her tail and show excitement when the woman visited. The transformation was incredible, as the once-fearful dog began to thrive under the woman’s loving care.

When it was time for Xena to find a forever home, Lisa reached out to a friend who knew of a beautiful family with two older girls interested in adopting. The family had a preference for Pit Bulls, which are often the hardest to find homes for. They welcomed Xena into their home, and she quickly became a beloved member of the family.


Xena’s rescue proves that through love and determination, anything is possible! Lisa’s unwavering commitment to rescuing a frightened stray dog has resulted in a beautiful bond and a happy ending for both Xena and her new family.

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