When Danielle Finley and her boyfriend were driving down a dirt road in rural Pennsylvania, USA, they saw a small animal running towards them. They thought it was a raccoon or something like that, but they never imagined it was a dog.
He was a poor little hairless puppy who was desperate for help
“We thought it was going to slip off the road in a minute, so we kept driving. But he didn’t sneak away, so we stopped, and he came running and looked into the car, ”Danielle said.
It was then that Finley and her boyfriend got a good look at the animal, which turned out to be an elderly, hairless cairn terrier.
“We actually had two of our other dogs, our two Boston terriers, with us, so we got out of the car and checked it out. He was kind, so we got some dog food and some water, “added the young woman.
They named the puppy Phil, the poor man devoured the food and water that the couple offered him
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But Danielle knew they had to do a lot more for him. If it belonged to someone, it was definitely lost. And if it wasn’t anyone’s, he couldn’t stay there alone. So they didn’t hesitate to pick it up to take it home.
They first thought that Phil had scabies, a contagious condition caused by mites that burrow into the skin and cause hair loss. But the vet gave them another diagnosis that surprised them. It was a very severe skin condition, just from being out in the open.
Danielle’s heart broke in two when she discovered that the mere fact of abandonment and helplessness left him hairless, and with an unbearable itch and smell.
On Phil’s condition that the vet commented, Danielle said:
“The bottom of his teeth is crushed, so his theory is that it was probably because he was kept in a box all the time, and eventually, he was abandoned, because his health problems got out of control.”
But regardless of how harsh his past may have been, the good news was that Phil had found his forever home, because for Danielle and her boyfriend, although keeping and caring for him was really difficult, they no longer felt capable of closing their doors on him. heart.
“We have three other dogs, so why not add one more to the clan?” Said the admirable woman.
For now, Phil is on a special diet to help him get better, and his coat is slowly growing back. Little by little a weak fuzz is coming out on his skin, sadly he will have permanent patches left, but Danielle only cares about repairing his heart.
Many people when they see it, say that it looks like a hyena or “the chupacabra.” But to his owner, when she looks into his eyes, he is definitely the sweetest, most beautiful and lovable creature that can exist.
He just wants to lie down and relax with you all the time. On top of that, there’s his little face, he has that look in his eyes like he’s grateful all the time. It’s like he can’t believe he has a comfortable place to lie down every day.
Phil gets along very well with Finley’s other three rescue dogs, although he has formed a particularly close bond with his older Boston terrier, Lily.
“They are pretty snuggled up most of the time. You can almost always find them crammed together, ”says Danielle, laughing.
Phil seems to know how lucky he is, and is constantly showing affection. But its owner proudly admits that she is certainly the most blessed and lucky to have him in her life.
It is very moving to see how a puppy with a bleak destiny found his angels in the right place, who changed his life forever.