A sweet dog, later named Bella, spent her life in a city shelter.
Dog shelters in Romania are not like those in the United States. The dogs are frequently kept outside in less than ideal conditions. Because of Romania’s poverty, the shelters do not receive enough food from donors, so the dogs do not eat as much as they should.
Bella was scared and underweight. She’d never been held or loved before. Her spirit was being broken by her stay at the shelter. The video below shows Howl Of A Dog, a Romanian rescue group, taking Bella from the shelter in order to find her a forever home.
The rescuers and Bella rush to the veterinarian. Her face is expressionless as she sits beside her new human friend in the car. She realizes that her life is about to change as she is shown affection.
Bella was completely exhausted. Bella hardly slept, according to shelter workers. She struggled to feel secure in her kennel. Her eyes begin to close as she sits there being pet. It’s amazing to see her finally unwind.
Then Bella does something very touching. She rests her head on the lap of her rescuer. She is able to sleep as they drive to the vet’s office. The car is calm and quiet, and the woman next to her is gentle and kind. This was exactly what Bella required. A dog’s sense of security is everything.
Bella has found her forever family and is living a happy life since the filming of this video. Please spread the word about Bella’s short video and story. Everyone should be present to witness a shelter dog’s first moments of peace. Giving homes to dogs who are already in shelters and in need of love is important.