Meet Zoomie, a stray Rhodesian-mix puppy in need of assistance after being left in the woods by her family.
She was left to fend for herself at the young age of 4 months. She took refuge beneath a row of olive trees lining the side of a road and located a nearby brook to stay hydrated.In the hope that someone would come to aid her, she waited there for more than a week.
One day, a kind stranger noticed the puppy curled up by the side of the road and began bringing her burritos whenever he passed by. He immediately called Adams County Pet Rescue (ACPR) to inform them that a young dog was in need of assistance.
Kyya Grant, the director of ACPR, and one of her employees answered the phone. As soon as she arrived, she understood that the rescue would take some time.Grant told The Dodo, “She was so afraid and barked so much.” “[Dogs] are exceedingly difficult to catch in this situation.”
Grant made the choice to gradually win the puppy’s trust rather than trying to force the terrified animal into the crate. She placed the container aside and began speaking to the dog, telling her that everything was fine.The committed rescuer chose to attempt a different approach because
the puppy was still too afraid to allow Grant to approach.Grant recalled, “I went out for a little while, came back that night, put some food out, and talked to her more.”Even though the dog was still hesitant, Grant could see that she was familiar since she barely barked.
The puppy emerged from hiding after Grant dumped a pile of kibble on the ground.Before reaching up and laying her head in her rescuer’s hand, the dog consumed a few bits of food.This moment can be seen here:Grant returned to the roadside where the puppy had been the
following morning. She was shocked to find that the puppy not only knew who had saved her, but was also thrilled to see her.She was ecstatic, Grant remarked.The puppy ran laps around the road to show how happy she was to see that someone had finally returned for her.
Grant said, “She got all bouncy and zoomie.” That is the reason we decided to call her Zoomie.Zoomie’s response can be seen here:Grant was concerned that Zoomie might not enter the box on her own when it was time to bring her home. So she made the decision to pick up the dog
herself by stooping down.Grant remarked, “She didn’t react at all. I put the dog in the kennel and drove straight home after she agreed to let me pick her up.When Grant brought Zoomie to ACPR, the puppy received medical attention and was given a place on the rescue’s official list of
adoptees.It took Zoomie some time to open up, but with the aid of the shelter workers, who also paired her up with a calm dog companion to help soothe her, she gradually began to feel more at ease in her surroundings.Soon after, a couple visited the shelter and fell in love with Zoomie
right away. As soon as they could, they submitted an adoption application, and soon Zoomie had a permanent family of her own.Grant claims that Zoomie adores her new life. She frequently shares a nice nap with her new puppy sister when she isn’t playing with her
friends at dog day care.Although Zoomie is missed by the team, they will always have great memories of the adorable puppy and her touching rescue.Grant remarked, “She’s absolutely the cutest thing.”