We think we might have the best happy ending for a story that we have seen in a while … get some tissues ready, because we’re pretty sure there will be some happy tears before the end of this!

Rescue Dogs Rock brought us the horrific story of Champ a few months back, a dog who had gotten caught up in the middle of a domestic dispute and was left for dead. The former girlfriend of Champ’s owner kept Champ at her home and left him to starve in revenge for her failed relationship.


When Champ was found, he was less than half his ideal body weight, and just hours away from dying. His gums were white because of how anemic he was, and Champ couldn’t even stand because he was so weak.

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Champ immediately captured the hearts of thousands of people the world over after he was saved by Rescue Dogs Rock. Everyone was desperate to see this poor dog make a full recovery after being treated so terribly. 

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We all waited with baited breath for every update, relieved when Champ started to look better and was well enough to move to a foster home. Here he is getting a hug from his foster dad!

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Champ made lots of new friends at his foster home, revealing his playful side, showing he would make an ideal candidate for a loving family once better.

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Champ had to put on enough weight for the vets to be happy that he was ready to be rehomed; he has almost doubled his weight, and we couldn’t be prouder!

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Here is Champ having his check-up, though we suspect what is happening here is that Champ is on the lookout for treats…

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Just look at the difference a lot of love and care make for Champ. He was happy, healthy, and cleared for adoption! We seriously couldn’t be prouder of this little boy!

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And here is the best news ever … Champ has just been adopted! Here he is with his future family, who fell in love with him after one visit and just had to take him home.

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Champ will soon be living the life he was always meant to with a family that adores him. And because he is only moving to Detroit, he will be close enough to still visit his foster family. Our hearts are full, our days have been made. We can only wish Champ the very best of luck, as he deserves every good thing in the world.

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No dog should be made to suffer like Champ has up until now. No shelter should be brimming full of dogs in need of a home. We have to adopt, we have to take care of these animals who need and deserve to be loved. If you are looking to adopt, please consider reaching out to Champ’s rescuers Rescue Dogs Rock! Their Facebook page is filled with stories like Champ’s.

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