Not every stray puppy ends up on the doorstep of the person who saves it. But Brady, who was only 4 months old, was just that lucky.
Brady surprised a family in St. Louis when they found him sleeping on their porch one recent afternoon. When the family saw the puppy on their front porch, they rushed to help.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis’s chief life-saving officer, Donna Lochmann, told The Dodo, “They love animals and didn’t want to turn him away.” “So they called us.”
When Lochamnn got there, she was surprised by how calm the puppy was, since he was all by himself.
“He didn’t have any other puppies around him or anything else,” Lochmann said. “But he knew that people weren’t bad in some way.”
As soon as Brady saw Lochmann for the first time, he let her pick him up and take him to her car. The puppy, who weighed about 18 pounds when he was saved, didn’t mind when a stranger picked him up. Lochmann says that Brady almost seemed to know that she was there to help him.
Brady got a full vet checkup at the shelter, which he passed with flying colors, and made friends with everyone who worked there.
“Right away, he talked to everyone here,” Lochmann said. “He didn’t seem very shy or afraid.”
After getting all of his shots, Brady was able to go to a foster home. The process went much faster than anyone at the shelter had expected.
Lochmann said, “He wasn’t at the shelter for long.” “He quickly found a foster home.”
Brady is still in foster care, where he is getting the one-on-one love he’s always deserved from a family. The young dog’s foster parent wrote on FB that when he’s not cuddling or playing with toys, he’s usually trying to say hello to everyone he passes on walks.
The people who work at the shelter are hoping that Brady will be adopted soon and get a forever home. But until then, they’re happy that this sweet puppy is getting the chance to thrive in foster care and become the happy, people-loving dog he was always meant to be.