Officer Adopts the Dog She Found Tied Up in a Vacant House

“I don’t want to say I took it as a sign,” said Acord, though it did strike her as peculiar. “But I wanted to, at least, see the dog go to a good home.”

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About a week ago, Baltimore Police Officer Ashley Acord was on patrol when she found a dog who had been left tied to a doorknob in a deserted house.  He might have died of thirst had she not gone in the house for the reason she did.  Now she has adopted the dog, who may have been sent to her from heaven…

While out on patrol last Sunday, Acord was driving down a street when she thought she saw someone emerge from a supposedly vacant house.

“No one was supposed to be there,” she told The Baltimore Sun.

She and another officer called for backup, just in case there was something unsavory going on that required additional assistance.  But what she found inside couldn’t be more innocuous: a lonely puppy, tied to a doorknob.

“He was actually groomed pretty well,” she said.  “He didn’t show any signs of aggression. He just seemed like he wanted to attention.”

 

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They brought him to BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter), but on the way, Acord and the dog bonded.  As soon as they arrived at the shelter, she filled out an application to adopt him.  He was put on a stray hold, but no one came forward to claim him.

“They said he would be mine if I still wanted him,” she explained.  “I had a dog growing up. I’ve watched my friend’s dog on and off, and I’ve always been an animal lover, specifically for dogs.”

Acord officially became his mom on Thursday, and she named him Grayson.  The timing could just be a coincidence, but she found him on March 20th – the same date that last year her grandmother got sick.  She died two weeks later.

“I don’t want to say I took it as a sign,” said Acord, though it did strike her as peculiar. “But I wanted to, at least, see the dog go to a good home.”

She and her 10-month-old pup are now spending time getting used to each other.  The transition has gone smoothly.  Grayson is probably thrilled to be with someone who is willing to dote on him.

“He’s just really sweet, and has a lot of energy,” she said. “So far, so good.”

 

206 thoughts on “Officer Adopts the Dog She Found Tied Up in a Vacant House

    1. Thank God for a happy ending!!, I get worried when I see a dog story, there are so many that don’t have happy endings 🙁 We should have more people like you, willing to take on an animal in desperate need of a good home, bless you, and good luck with your beautiful puppy!!

  1. I too have a rescue dog, a little Yorkie and I wouldn’t give him up for anything. What you did is such a wonderful thing. Enjoy and love you adorable new baby.

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  3. A gorgeous dog. ♡ So happy she adopted the victim she saved and was allowed to adopt the dog. They deserve each other. ♡♡
    Hoping they have a wonderful long happy healthy life together. ♡♡

    There sure are A LOT of mentally unbalanced mean spirited POS out there and around the world.
    For those who do these despicable acts of abuse , may GOD , Karma , Law Enforcement and or whatever catch up to them and quick.
    There’s absolutely NO EXCUSE under the moon stars n sun good enough for doing these cruel acts to innocent helpless loving dogs / cats and other animals. None.
    If I had it my way , the perpetrators who get caught, when found guilty , would serve a life sentence butt naked with Molasses brushed all over their flesh , be put in the darkest coldest wettest .. rat and cockroach infested dungeon cell in a 100 + year old prison.
    There are a few left in America that are still being used.
    I VOTE to send ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS TO THOSE PRISONS.

  4. Officers like you,are few and far between. You chose to love a PITBULL rather than destroy it. I salute you. Officers like you are what this world needs.

  5. why are people so friggin cruel/animals abusers…. just sick..!!!! but the good news is, that this beautiful pup <3 was a adopted by a beautiful human being…..sound like heaven to me…thank you officer… (y)

  6. I love it!! I am so glad that this fine officer followed her instincts and went into that house to find this handsome canine……God bless you both!!!

  7. You won’t regret adopting your precious little one. My precious one is 13 and I still cherish the time I have with him. Thank you for having the courage to rescue your pet from harm’s way.

  8. Dear Ashley…..however you came up on this beautiful fur baby … you are blessed in more ways than one. The photo of the two of you speaks volumes. THank you for having a kind and loving heart. Hooker & Stripper my two rescues.

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