In the last nine years, Freddie’s home was inside of a cage, locked all his life to be used for reproduction.
The dog didn’t know what it was like to have a family. Year after year, he was the father of hundreds of puppies he had never met. Until his “owner” got rid of him because he was too old to reproduce.
The National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) has received Freddie and 34 other dogs from a puppy factory in the Midwest, where many large-scale breeding operations in the United States are located.
At first, Freddie was very scared, but it did not take long for him to receive caresses and kisses from his saviours. “Life in a cage has a big impact on dogs, both physically and emotionally,” said Theresa Strader, founder of NMDR.
His radiant personality came out, especially when Strader gave him his first bed, a symbolic moment for many adopted dogs. “It’s painful to realize they’ve been denied the basics so far,” Strader said.
Strader set the bed on the floor, and the dog simply looked at her. His tail was hidden between his legs, but he was wagging at the same time. She put Freddie on the bed, and he immediately snuggled into it.
Due to lack of dental care throughout his life, Freddie lost all his teeth, which made his first attempt to chew his new bed much more adorable. “Freddie loved his bed,” Strader said. “Freddie snuggled up from the beginning as if he knew that this was just one of the many advantages he will now experience.”
Freddie’s next step to find a loving home.
Fortunately, the team believes that this process will not take much time, as many people have already started signing up to adopt it.
Hopefully, the puppy will find a loving and responsible family soon. He deserves it!
Source: Portal Do Animal