Dogs
Clever girl pretends to be hurt to rescue scared stray dog
This poor pup was so scared of people, but he still wanted to help someone in need.
Rachel Shapiro
11.11.21

In an off-roading park in Washington State, people began sharing reports of a lost dog who was all alone in the woods. The pup was skittish, but he would take food from the off-roaders who wanted to help him.

Then, rumors of the lost dog reached two local dog-lovers named Amanda and Dylan.

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Facebook/Useless Bay Sanctuary

The dog, who was later named Bear, was alone and lost in a park. When Amanda and Dylan heard about him, they immediately went to go look for him.

They first attempted to coax the dog with food. But that didn’t work out. Eventually, Amanda curled up on the gravel road by Bear, but with her back to him. He started to growl, but he eventually got close enough to smell her.

She laid on the road like this for a while before Bear lost interest and wandered off.

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Facebook/Lost & Found Pets WA State

Amanda continued pretending to be injured and in need of help.

She laid on the ground in a fetal position and started crawling backward towards the dog. She spent the next hour inching closer and closer to Bear. When he voiced discomfort, Amanda started whimpering and yawning, which to dogs, is a calming signal.

Amanda knew how fragile Bear was. Rather than grab him immediately, she chose to build up trust over time.

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Facebook/Lost & Found Pets WA State

Eventually, she got close enough to lay right beside Bear. She made “comfort” sounds to help keep him at ease.

Bear was emaciated. His bone and ribs were sticking out. But after hours of patience and understanding, Amanda and Dylan had finally earned Bear’s trust.

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Facebook/Lost & Found Pets WA State

For the next two hours, Amanda cuddled with Bear, until he finally allowed her to slip a lead around his neck. Bear was finally safe.

Thanks to these unsung heroes, Bear is on the road to recovery.

That night, Amanda discovered that Bear wanted to be carried everywhere, and she more than happily obliged.

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Facebook/Useless Bay Sanctuary

The two cuddled together every chance they got. She then took him to the vet, who helped him recover from his ordeal. Bear seemed used to people so Amanda and the vet guessed he had once had a home.

“We are so happy to say that Baby Bear is getting the medical attention that he desperately needed, and will be going to a rescue until we can find his family or, if they are not found after 30 days, a new forever home!” Amanda wrote on Facebook.

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Facebook/Useless Bay Sanctuary

Nobody came forward to claim Bear, and so once he was healthy enough, he was brought to Useless Bay Sanctuary.

It didn’t take long before Bear was adopted! A wonderful family decided to give Bear his perfect forever home.

“Baby Bear has found his forever home with a wonderful family. A special thank you to Amanda and Dylan for getting him to safety, and his amazing foster family for giving him all the love and care he needed. Have a happy life, Bear! His new family will continue to share updates on his Facebook page,” the sanctuary wrote on Facebook.

Facebook/Baby Bear recovered in Carbonado WA
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Facebook/Baby Bear recovered in Carbonado WA

It’s now been about six years since Bear was first rescued, and he’s doing great!

His family created a Facebook page for the pup, and they update it every few months to let Bear’s fans know how he’s doing. He looks great and very happy.

We’re so glad Bear is doing so well. If you’d like to learn more about the sanctuary that helped him, check out a video about it below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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