She went from so scared and so sad to the happiest dog.
Heaven is the name of the dog in this story, and she is incredible. She was a scared little woman when she was first rescued from the Kentucky River area animal shelter. Heaven is now the prettiest Home Depot employee in the world, and we are happy to tell her story.
Jackie Rackers adopted Heaven and told the Dodo how the pair’s outings to Home Depot transformed a fearful puppy into a happy girl. “The Home Depot runs began as a means to help her deal with her fears,” Rakers explained to The Dodo. “She was scared of new places and sounds, so we’d go for five minutes and she’d get all the treats. Then we started going for longer and longer periods of time, exposing her to more and more things in the store.” Home Depot has a lot of intriguing things for dogs to discover, and Heaven clearly found these outings to be a terrific way for her to practice breaking out of her shell.
Heaven emerges from her shell at Home Depot. Heaven was so well-behaved on her visits to the Home Department that she got her own apron. Rakers said, “I keep it in the car so we’re always ready.” “As soon as she realizes we’re entering the parking lot, she simply quivers until I put [the apron] on her and she’s off to ‘work.’” Rakers added, “She walks around like she owns the area.”
Heaven becomes a household name at Home Depot. Heaven’s travels to Home Depot have also proved popular with the store’s employees. Everyone knows her name, and a picture of her is prominently displayed in the employee break area. Paradise also has a place in the store.
She makes it a point to meet new people while she’s there, and she always chooses those who need a pick-me-up to be the focus of her attention. Heaven likes to make others happy. Heaven has a way of finding people who need to laugh, smile, or have their hearts warmed. “She walks about doing her own business and then insists on meeting someone,” Rakers explained. “She simply sits there staring. They usually mention how much they needed the pick-me-up. It’s as if she knows who needs to be told how much they are loved that day — and one of her favorite places to do so is Home Depot!”
Rakers went on to add that Heaven could wish to make others happy because she used to be so depressed. “She was terrified of everything, but with a lot of training and patience, she learnt to trust, and now it’s as though she pays it forward,” Rakers explained. “She goes out of her way to find people who need her and gives them a smile and a cuddle.”
The most rewarding aspect of saving an animal is watching them transform from terrified and dejected to happy and lively. Their satisfaction is the direct result of your efforts, which makes you happy. Jackie Rakers understands how that feels because it happened to her dog Heaven. “She is the epitome of what occurs when you meet someone right where they are and love them unconditionally,” Rakers added. “She transformed from being fearful and depressed to being the happiest dog.”
Heaven is adored by all. Heaven’s exploits are chronicled on a popular Instagram profile dedicated to her. Heaven Is A dog has more than 8,000 followers on Instagram.
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