The Day a Terrified Shelter Dog Found His Smile

The Trio Animal Foundation shares the story of how Sweet Campbell got his smile back!

Campbell was a little shell-shocked and scared after being caged for so long. He was so submissive that he peed all over himself if you went to pet him. Well, after working with him for a few weeks, letting him play with other dogs and just given him some lovin’, our sweet Campbell has finally blossomed. It is the moment that we have all been waiting for and he is now ready for adoption!

Thanks to the Trio Animal Foundation for sharing this story!

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IT FINALLY HAPPENED… SWEET CAMPBELL HAS FOUND HIS SMILE!

On January 19th of this year, TAF posted that we had just pulled a pup from an open access shelter that hadn’t touched the grass in almost nine months.

His name was Campbell and, understandably, he was a little shell-shocked and scared after being caged for so long. He was so submissive that he peed all over himself if you went to pet him. The poor guy didn’t know what to do with himself.

Well, after working with him for a few weeks, letting him play with other dogs and just given him some lovin’, our sweet Campbell has finally blossomed. It is the moment that we have all been waiting for and he is now ready for adoption!

Here is Campbell bio’s from TAF Petfinder page:

Campbell is a young border collie mix, around 1.5-2 years old. He is very social with other dogs, and while he LOVES people, he is a little reserved/submissive until he gets to know you. He will happily take treats, and loves to be by people, but you can tell he is a little scared…9 months in a shelter can do that to a young dog.

As I write his bio, Campbell is running around the office looking for the treats I hid for him and then comes to check in with me, a huge smile on his face and his tail gently wagging. He just needs someone to be patient and to let him get comfortable…once you’re his buddy, you’re his buddy for life. Campbell is crate trained and appears housetrained. He is scared on leash but walks along just fine if you encourage him with a “good boy” every once in awhile.

If interested in adopting Campbell, please visit our website (www.trioanimalfoundation.org) and click on the adoption icon. There you will find information about our adoption policies as well as the application.

 

26 thoughts on “The Day a Terrified Shelter Dog Found His Smile

  1. NOW HAPPY LOVE NEEDS A GREAT HOME!!!! With LOVING PEOPLE PLEASE MAKE DOUBLE SURE PROPER HOME!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I have a rescue and she is sweet as anything at home, but has a couple of issues that I know I need a trainer for. But I am so happy for this dog and that you were able to work with him and now he is up for adoption.

  3. Awwwwwwwwwww, I wish I can adopt him! I have 2 cats that would tilt over if I brought that beauty home. But only one loves dogs…My daughter is looking to adopt one…what city are you in? She lives up north in Sacramento, CA

  4. The reason I’m not volunteering in a shelter is that it reduce me to tears every single time I’m there seeing all those adorable, wonderful animals being neglected, abandoned and being without love……..I wish I could adopt them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Keeping homeless dogs in cages (kennels) is archaic and cruel. Let the healthy and friendly ones live together as a pack in one big open area during the day and then put them in their kennels at night when no one is there to supervise. How wonderful would that be?! 🙂

  6. He is the double of my Milo,same age and very similar story too! We’ve had this cheeky chappy for 7 months now and he’s amazing!

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