Dogs Rescued From Dumpsite Reunite A Year Later To Recreate Emotional Photo

They were all given happy endings

Not always did Cooper, Trixi, and Bruno have comfortable dog beds. The three closely connected canines shared a filthy mattress in a dumpsite before being rescued. Although they frequently consoled one another and snuggled to remain warm, it didn’t feel quite as pleasant as a true home.

When help came, everything was different. But soon after, the trio split up and began living separate lives in different foster homes.

However, they never forgot their time together.


The three puppies met up again over a year later in a touching reunion that was captured on tape.

“Through coordinated efforts, all three were saved and adopted by various charities. What happened to the two other dogs? was a common question when we recently posted an update on RSR alum Cooper (a lab mix), according to a Ruff Start Rescue FB post. “Trixi and Bruno were located by Cooper’s adoptive family, and they all reconnected last weekend. It doesn’t get much sweeter than rescue.


In stark contrast to how the pups’ tale began, the families and their various rescue canines had a lovely time reconnecting in Minnesota.

Kelli Hanson, marketing and communications manager at Ruff Start Rescue, told The Dodo that “[they were] located at a recognized dumping location and one of our partner rescuers asked for help.” “That day, Trixi and Bruno were saved.”

Cooper eluded capture as Trixi and Bruno settled into foster care. He was terrified and had little faith that people could get him to safety.


Rescuers kept looking for him frequently because they knew he was still out there, according to Hanson. He was prepared for rescue at the end of February and got into the van.

The reason the pups were first wary was soon made evident. Each animal would need to have a leg severed before finding a loving home, according to a thorough vet examination. Thankfully, that’s exactly what happened as soon as each dog became healthy enough.


The three dogs are appreciative of their second chances right now.

He is doing fantastic! Brenda Heitschmidt, Cooper’s mother, told The Dodo. Trixi appears to be doing well but is a touch more tippy than the boys. Bruno’s mom reported that he is so laid back and delighted to be in a home. We think the lads shielded her.

A lot can happen in a year, but one tradition that hopefully won’t change is getting together with old friends. Cooper’s new mother now finds it impossible to fathom life without him.

Heitschmidt declared, “He is the ideal dog. Many people may comment on how fortunate he is to be with us, but we believe we are the real beneficiaries.