Trust should not be taken for granted; it must be earned, especially for stray dogs who find it difficult to trust and believe humans following their traumatic experiences.
A remarkable rescue story demonstrates how difficult it is to build trust bridges, but also why it is always worth.
A married couple goes for daily walks near the neighborhood trail, and every time they do, they come across a dog who appears to be alone; the husband Joe described it as “a big, starving looking dog poking his head out of the woods.”
The man went on to describe the unfortunate circumstances in his neighborhood.
When the man first saw the dog, he assumed it was a stray because the area where he lives is known for people abandoning their unwanted pets, and this poor big boy appeared to be heading in the same direction.
Joe and his wife, Marla, attempted to make friends with the furry.
They didn’t know how long this dog had been abandoned and living alone, and they wanted to help, but there was one problem: the dog wouldn’t let them near him.
They devised a strategy, and what better way to gain a dog’s favor than to feed him?
When the couple saw the dog on the street the next day, Joe carefully took the food from his pocket and laid down on the street, trying hard not to appear threatening to the dog. The dog grabbed the food in a tense moment.
The man tried unsuccessfully to catch the dog, and after a few attempts, he decided to name him Scooby. As the weather started to change, the couple became concerned about the dog’s chances of survival.
When winter arrived, it was a snowy one, and they tried everything they could to save Scooby, but he simply stopped showing up. Scooby was hiding somewhere deep within the forest.
When summer started, the pooch finally emerged, having survived the winter, and when he saw the couple, he dashed over to them, getting the closest he had ever been.
After a few days, the dog started up to them and approached their home, so the couple let out Samson, their dog, and the two boys became fast friends.
Finally, the terrified dog was allowed into the couple’s home, and they gained a new family member; it took a year for him to trust them, but it was well worth the wait.