From the Speranza Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania:
I got a call this morning regarding a stray dog in Harrisburg. She was seen sleeping on a lady’s front porch.
By the time I got there she had left… I decided to drive around for a few minutes and that’s when I spotted her – eating out of a pile of trash.
I got out of my car and tried to approach her. Her tail was tucked tight, and she gave me a growl as if saying ‘back off.’
I continued to follow her down through several alleys. She would keep looking back at me – show me her teeth and let out a few more barks.
After about 10 minutes of this, she came to a stop. She stood there and stared at me. I knew this was my chance.
I sat down in the alleyway about 10 feet from her. She continued to bark at me. I turned my back to her and just began talking… I assured her it was ok now. I told her I was not here to hurt her. I just wanted to help.
I could feel her come behind me and she began to sniff me all over. I kept talking… she then came around towards my front and so gently sniffed my cheek.
What she did next absolutely made my heart sink – she lifted her left paw up at my face and then so gently curled up into a ball in my lap. She looked up at me with those eyes and gave me a quick kiss on the forehead. A kiss that was her way of saying thank you.
Welcome to the family, Dolly ♡