It was a cold rainy day and Chowder, the little puppy, thought that he found the perfect spot to keep himself dry. The neighborhood made a garage at the back of an abandoned building their dumping ground for furniture and trash. That was where Chowder spotted a discarded mattress, so he crawled under it.
The little stray never imagined that, from there, things would get a whole lot better for him. Donna Lochmann from the Stray Rescue of St. Louis said that a super nice couple lives in the area. The husband went to the alley to throw some trash and noticed the white dog taking shelter under the mattress’s corner.
After giving the little stray some food and water, the man contacted the Stray Rescue of St. Louis. So, Donna and another rescuer rushed to the scene. Upon meeting the four-month-old puppy, Donna was so surprised to see how trusting he was.
The dog ran right up to Donna the moment they got out of the car. According to Donna, Chowder was so friendly and was not even afraid of them. The little guy just seemed so happy that someone was treating him nicely.
Donna made Chowder wear a leash, and that made the pup even more excited. When Donna picked Chowder up to put him in the car, he placed his paws on her shoulders. Then, Chowder sat on the other rescuer’s lap and snuggled with her.
Chowder buried his face on his rescuer’s arm, showing how thankful he was to be warm and be with people who are nice to him. The whole drive, the little pup snuggled with his rescuers as if he knew that he was finally safe.
When they arrived at the shelter, the personality of the then more relaxed Chowder started to shine. He became even happier to play with toys and be with people who were giving him attention. Now, Chowder is in a foster home where he is learning to live indoors with a family.
Once Chowder gets neutered and treated for his eye infection, he will start searching for his new home. His rescuers know that whoever his family will be will end up with a grateful puppy who will give them plenty of snuggles and hugs in the coming years.
Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis