Chowder, a little dog, believed he had found a shelter to defend himself from the rain on a rainy day; a garage in an abandoned building that had been transformed into a landfill.
The small animal was noticed crawling under a mattress to escape from the rain by a local couple. The husband went outside to put out the trash and saw the puppy trying to shelter from the weather.
The Dodo spoke with Donna Lochmann, a rescuer from Stray Rescue of St. Louis, who said:
“When the husband got out, he observed that this white dog had taken refuge beneath this corner of a mattress…and he fed and watered him.”
The guy quickly phoned the Stray Rescue of St. Louis shelter, which arrived to pick up the 4-month-old white dog; he seemed remarkably confident.
“As soon as we stepped out of the car, he dashed over to me.” He was the sweetest little fellow. He didn’t seem terrified of us or anything. I believe he was overjoyed that someone was kind to him.”
Chowder was quite thrilled as soon as the woman wrapped a leash around his neck, bringing him into his arms to get him into the car, and the small kid was excitedly holding to her.
The savior explains:
“He walked over to her and got on her lap, cuddling up to her.” He just buried her face in her arm with his head on her shoulder. He was glad that he was kept warm and that others treated him well.”
The adorable puppy stuck to his savior the entire journey to the shelter, cuddling her affectionately and seemingly understanding that she was now secure. The little boy’s lively and inquisitive nature blossomed even before he arrived at the shelter. When he spotted people, he was overjoyed, and even more so when they approached him with toys.
Chowder is currently in foster care, where he is learning to be an inside dog and socialize with other animals. Now all he needs to do is heal from his injuries and find a permanent home.