Dog Found Wandering in the Woods Barely Able to Walk

Shrek was discovered on some farmland with fur so matted and caked in mud that he no longer looked like a dog, but like a creature from a swamp. Now with medical care and fresh hair cut Shrek is looking like a dog again and learning to be loved.

shrek1Shrek was discovered on some farmland with fur so matted and caked in mud that he no longer looked like a dog, but like a creature from a swamp. Now with medical care and fresh hair cut Shrek is looking like a dog again and learning to be loved.

Brenda Gough and her husband discovered Shrek near some farmland in Ontario.

“One morning after a horrible rainstorm, my husband spied what looked like an old carpet or a dead coyote in the field near the bush,” said Gough. “He was very terrified, shaking horribly, and we couldn’t tell if he was ill or injured, only that he couldn’t run very far because the matts were not only so heavy, they had caked his legs together.”

Gough took the dog to the Park Road Veterinary Clinic where they shaved off more than 3.5 pounds of matted fur and cleaned Shrek up. Underneath all that matted fur was an adorable poodle.

Shrek had obviously been treated poorly for a long time and he will take some time learning to be loved. He is living with the Goughs and they are already seeing progress.

“He is more comfortable with other dogs than with people, although he is learning that snuggling on the couch, warm and dry, loved by children and family, is actually pretty awesome,” explained Gough.

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As word spread of Shrek’s story it helped save several other dogs. A tip came in leading to the rescue of 12 more dogs being kept in horrible conditions at a puppy mill near where Shrek was found

43 thoughts on “Dog Found Wandering in the Woods Barely Able to Walk

  1. First, I love the name. Thank you to the Gough family for what they did and are doing. Shrek looks adorable. The fact that this led to saving 12 dogs from a puppy mill is awesome. Let’s hope the person/people that ran the mill get a long long jail sentence and fines.

  2. well, they say karma’s a bitch – clearly shrek was turfed out, possibly the mill owner thought he was already dead or shrek was clever enough to play dead until the coast was clear (totally possible: the poodle is hard behind the border collie as the world’s smartest dog).

  3. I have a rescue Lab who was found wandering after he had been attacked by a mountain lion. It always warms my heart when I read a story about another dog in need being rescued! Thank you so much Gough family for your very kind heart!

  4. How is it possible that these puppy mills continue to exist? Can someone please explain this to me? Once they are identified they should be shut down immediately, the dogs rescued, and the owners put in jail for LIFE! Without serious consequences these monsters continue to treat God’s creatures with unimaginable cruelty.

    1. I wonder if a lot of puppy mills are at out of the way places, on farms and the like, so that they’re not really visible to the general public and the authorities who would shut them down. Sadly, a lot of these puppy mills are run by the Mennonite community which apparently does not consider them to be cruel.

  5. I have a foster baby right now, a poodle, that looked almost this bad when he came to us at Pet Helpers. Such a shame for this to happen to these poor, sweet souls.

  6. Thank you for spreading the word and posting this. And thank you to the people who cared enough to help him and the others…..Wish more people cared and less people caused this kind of suffering…..there is a special place for them in the end and I hope I get to be the gatekeeper when it is my time.

  7. He looks like a Bichon Frise with that face and those eyes!!! What a sweetie.. Our Aubie was rescued by the Humane Society, then we gave him a forever home!!! He looked just like this lil guy..

  8. THANK GOD THIS DEAR LITTLE SOUL WAS SEEN & RESCUED.. PEOPLE ARE ILL, SICK IN THE HEAD TO TREAT ANIMALS LIKE THIS..THEY SHOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR GOOD & THESE HORRIFIC PUPPY MILLS CLOSED..THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO DO THIS IMMEDIATELY.. PLEASE EVERYONE HELP THIS TO HAPPEN.

  9. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY THAT SAVED THIS POOR LITTLE SOUL!!!! IT’S NICE TO KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CARE ABOUT ANIMALS…:-) MOST PEOPLE CLOSE THEIR EYES CAUSE THEY CAN’T BE BOTHERED SO AGAIN THANK YOU!!!

  10. “hah? Balik? Fiq tak nak buat laporan ke? Pergi klinik?” aku menanyakannya dan dia hanya menggeleng membuatkan aku terasa ingin menangis. Masakan tidak aku risaukan dirinya boleh pula dia tidak ambil endah. Tapi..dia yang sakit bukan aku? Sabar jela wahai hati.. aku mencuba menyainginya yang sudah jauh melangkah di hadapan. Sudahnya aku hanya berdiam di sebelahnya dan memikirkan apa yang patut aku lakukan kini. Dia di sebelahnya hanya sesekali menoleh kepadaku yang sedang asyik berkhayal entah apa yang difikirkan dia pun tidak tahu.

  11. Mira tersangat-sangat lah letih . Balik je dari airport dia dah diheret ke KLCC lah , Petaling Street lah . Lemah lutut dibuatnya . Dah 6 bulan dia menetap di Korea , akhirnya dapat juga dia pulang ke Malaysia . Semuanya kerana mengikut permintaan Tengku Fauzi untuk dia menyelesaikan masalah dengan syarikat tekstil disana . Tengku Fauzi memang sering menghantarnya keluar negara .

  12. “ ini pun salah abang juga,cuba kalau abang batalkan mesyuarat dan temankan kakak kamu dan daniel jumpa kamu mesti semua ni tak jadi “ tambah Darwin abang iparnya.

  13. “Ya..mula-mula you ghaib dulu. You are my best buddy..jadi mesti ingat…” Jawab Hanis jujur. Lelaki di sebelahnya merupakan sahabat yang paling rapat 6 bulan sudah. Mustahil untuk Hanis tidak mengingatinya langsung.

  14. Dzikri: Sorry.. sorry.. tak sengaja (Dia menayangkan giginya yang putih bersih, dan kelihatan kemilau bintang sambil diiringi bunyi **tingg**. Kedua tangannya juga diangkat seolah-olah penjenayah menyerahkan diri kepada polis sebagai tanda meminta maaf)

  15. “woi! dala tu jom cepat, kita siapkan sebelum bapak rimau tu jadi bapak beruang baik kita wat dulu.” Sya menasihati kawan-kawannya..mmm pe nak wat da memang salah diorang pun, hari pertama sekolah da lambat, tula pandai sangat suruh atuk berhentikan kereta kat hujung selekoh konon tak mahu menunjuk.

  16. I thought I was in the USA,but with this child writing I am not sure anymore. That said I am glad the puppy has a chance in life. so cute

  17. dont know what kind of crap is all this scarble talk is. I HAVE had 8 that I rescued all but 2 from really bad conditions.

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