The Pit Crew saved him from an abusive situation. Will someone step forward and provide him with a loving permanent home?
It’s not simple to care for an elderly dog. It’s extremely difficult to care for an elderly dog that came from an abusive home.
They will undoubtedly struggle with trust and love difficulties, and even transitioning to a loving home will be difficult.
This was especially critical since, given his history of abuse, the rescuers had no idea how much time Hero has left in his life.
This was Hero’s challenge.
They wanted him to live in a loving and happy home before crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
Fortunately, a couple named Rusty and Anna have accepted the task.
Rusty and Anna already had another dog named Sugar Bear and were seeking for another to adore when they found Hero. When they met Hero, they knew they had to take him home.
“His wonderful eyes were just saying, ‘love me,’ and you just thought, well, this man deserves a shot,” Anna explained.
But before they could take him home, someone else had to make a decision for them.
Sugar Bear, their second dog, was the one who would make the final choice. If Sugar Bear couldn’t get along with Hero, that was the end of it.
They’ll have to find another dog who can get along with Sugar. They set up a meet-and-greet between the two dogs, and guess what happened?
When Sugar met Hero, her eyes lighted up with delight, and they knew this was it! Hero was accompanying them home!
When they returned home, Rusty and Anna knew they had made the correct decision since Hero only wanted to be loved.
He and Sugar always slept next to each other. He insisted on being petted by his parents and everyone else.
“If you stopped touching him, he’d start prodding you to tell you, ‘Hey, I’m still here,’” she said. Rusty elaborated. “If you stopped stroking him for whatever reason and he couldn’t catch your attention, no matter how often he poked you, he went on to the next person and started nudging them.
And his affection was not limited to people, but also to other dogs.
Rusty and Anna also fostered dogs, and they planned to have one or two more dogs live with them, which Sugar and Hero would gladly accept.
Hero adored his biological parents.
When Rusty arrived home, Hero would hear his noisy automobile and rush to the door to be the first dog to meet him as he entered the house.
Hero would follow Anna everywhere at home, even the restroom, something Anna had to get accustomed to.
Hero was probably eight or nine years old when he was rescued, and they feared he only had a few months to live. He lived for another three years.
For three more years, Rusty, Anna, and Sugar Bear could love and be loved by Hero.
“Our family’s life was transformed by Hero. We swore to cherish and protect Hero from the minute we adopted him. He would never go hungry or in pain again. “The beauty of Hero is that despite everything he had gone through, he simply wanted to be loved by everyone he encountered,” Rusty and Anna wrote in homage to Hero, who died on May 6, 2022.
Watch the video below to meet the caring Hero.
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