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This was certainly one of the most dramatic Hope for Paws rescues yet. Though it involves a little poodle, it is often the little ones that pack the most painful bites! Loretta and Eldad responded to the call for help and headed to the desert location. It wasn’t long before Eldad noticed the poor pup had a missing paw on his back left leg.

The rescue team took their time earning the poodle’s trust – with the help of food and gentle petting. With the food running low and loud sounds from the nearby gardening equipment, they had to make the executive decision to act quickly and scruff the little guy … it was a few minutes of terror for a lifetime of happiness. Unfortunately, Loretta sustained several deep bite wounds but as we all know by now, she’s one tough cookie! (As an important reminder, these are professional rescuers – don’t try to do this on your own!)

Once they loaded the dog, now named Washington, into the vehicle, his whole demeanor changed. He wagged his tail and even played with Eldad! Once Washington arrived at the vet he was examined, groomed, and given immediate treatment– he was such a good boy during it all and he looked like a million bucks afterward. We are so glad that Hope for Paws doesn’t give up on these scared, innocent animals.

Washington is now a happy, healthy, and beautiful boy that is looking for a forever home. If you are interested in adopting this handsome devil, contact Paw Prints in the Sand, here.

To learn more about Hope for Paws, click here.

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0 comments on “Poodle Missing His Back Paw Was Terrified When Rescuers Showed Up – Watch the Stunning Makeover (VIDEO)”

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8 Months Ago


h smith
8 Months Ago

so hard to type thru tears...these 2 people are hero\'s...thank you so much for every single thing you do for all these dogs....i see your videos and wish i could be there with you...thank you to the person who called for help for the dog----or the dog would be dead if not for that good Samaritan....so heart breaking and heart warming...please adopt...never shop...help a dog in need.

Roberta Morrison
8 Months Ago

The video didn\'t even show up on my Firefox browser, is there a plugin I might be missing?

Cynthia Wright
8 Months Ago

Thank you!


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