A volunteer from Rebel Dogs Detroit fell in love with Beaker instantly!
A poor, sweet dog was spotted by a man living in Detroit as he returned home one day. He saw that the dog was chained in a neighboring backyard that seemed to have been abandoned. He quickly called for help and Rebel Dogs Detroit sent in a volunteer to check on the pooch. Tiffany Perkins had no idea what to expect but little did she know that she was about to fall in love with an adorable dog. When she first got there the animal was a bit nervous to meet a stranger but that quickly changed.
“Beaker was timid and cowered behind the garage to hide,” Perkins told The Dodo. “He peeked out the side as I started calling for him. As I got closer, his tail started wagging. Then he pushed his weight against us for petting him — and seemed to be visibly relieved. He ‘meeped’ like a muppet, he was so excited, so he got the name Beaker!” When Beaker realized the stranger was there to help him, not hurt him, he let go of his guard and became more relaxed. In fact, it quickly turned to excitement and he was so excited to make a new friend. “When the chain was untethered from the garage, he dropped to the ground for belly rubs and kisses and playful chaos,” Perkins said.
Despite his playful personality, Beaker had to be taken to a vet because the chain around his neck was stuck. He needed surgery to remove the chain from his neck. While the volunteers waited for his surgery, they spend time with the playful furball. Perkins showered him with affection and he enjoyed every minute of it. “We had lots of bonding time in the car waiting for his surgery for 5+ hours,” Perkins said. “He was napping with his head in my lap after a while.” It's clear all Beaker wants is to love and be loved! Soon after the surgery, which was successful, the precious canine spent time to heal at his foster home. It's unclear what kind of life he may have had before, but that's not stopping him. It looks like all that matters is making new friends and having fun and staying safe. “He’s learning how to be an indoor dog with unconditional love in his foster home,” Perkins said.
If you would like to adopt this adorable dog or know anyone who might, you can contact Rebel Dogs Detroit for more information. According to the website, their mission reads: Rebel Dogs Detroit is a radical no-kill rescue collective based in the heart of Detroit, MI. Our mission is to aid the epidemic of stray dogs, through rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming. We assist our surrounding community in accessing much-needed resources in order to keep their pets. We are committed to addressing the needs of our city’s dogs through a radical socio-economic framework. Don't hesitate to contact us if you find a dog on the street, know of one being abused, or need help keeping your dog happy and healthy. Call/text 313-338-4398 24-7 if it is an emergency, 10am-9pm daily for non-emergency.
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