It was concern at first sight when two young women spotted a lone Rottweiler roaming and living in the bush of Neerabup National Park, Australia. Since it was unknown how the Rottie ended up there, and feral dogs were not known to be in the park, the ladies decided it was time to rescue the thought to be abandoned dog.

According to Life With Dogs, one of the women spotted the dog June 2012, but it was not until January 2013 that she saw the Rottweiler again. Unfortunately, the dog was too scared to let anyone approach let alone pet her. Asking around, it was discovered the dog had been seen by park ranger and area construction workers for the past nine months. They too were unsuccessful at rescuing her, though they always left food out.

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The women never gave up befriending the Rottie, giving her the name Rosie. For months they would spend hours working to gain Rosie’s trust, started calling her “Rosie” to get her used to the name, even set up a food station that she started coming by to eat out of every day. Trust was soon granted and the women were able to physically rescue Rosie in April 2013, then transport her to a save place, Rottweiler Rescue WA.

Watch this heartwarming video of Rosie’s rescue and her life now with her new family. Get ready to smile!

Image source: Arne List/Flickr

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