Sadly, not all dogs have the best start in life, and Freddie the Chihuahua is a testament to this. For nearly a decade, the only home Freddie knew was the four walls of a cramped, cramped cage of wires.
Freddie had literally been locked up all his life for livestock. He rarely goes out and has never experienced the love of a family. Year after year, he raised countless puppies he had never met – and once he was too old for the breeders to use, they immediately threw him away.
Thankfully, National Mill Dog Rescued (NMDR) got Freddie and 34 other dogs from a puppy camp in the Midwest, famous for its many puppy shelters.
derstandably, and like most dogs rescued from factories, Freddie was shy initially, but not long after, he began to come out of the shell.
Theresa Strader, the founder of NMDR, told The Dodo: “Life in a cage has a heavy impact on dogs, both physically and emotionally. “Many of our dogs need extensive rehabilitation before they are ready to be part of the family, [but] Freddie certainly has a resilient spirit. He’s a smart little guy ”.
When Strader gave Freddie his first bed, his adorable personality immediately shined. It was a very iconic moment in Freddie’s life, as it was for many rescued dogs, as it marked the beginning of many good things coming to them.
“It’s heartbreaking to realize that they’ve been denied the very basics up to now,” Strader said.
When Strader first entered Freddie’s barn at the rescue center, she carefully laid the bed on the floor. Freddie stopped, not knowing what to do. He just stared at it.
Its small tail was pinned between its legs, possibly out of fear but also waving violently. Strader then helped Freddie a bit and put him in bed. He immediately started embracing it as if he finally knew he was in a good place.
Like all dogs, Freddie loves to chew furniture, but due to a lack of dental care during his lifetime, so he lost all of his teeth – but it caused him to chew for the first time. The new bed is much more adorable and fun!
“Other dogs may be more cautious and don’t know what a soft bed is for, but they learn very quickly. Freddie mingled from the start as if he knew this was just one of the many perks that he would experience [now]. ”
The people who saved Freddie have no doubts in his mind that Freddie will not be adopted anytime soon, but for now, he loves his new bed and the people who have given him a new blow in life.
In the meantime, Freddie will continue to give everyone a pleasing smile.
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