Dogs
Malnourished dog wanders into a home in the middle of the night
What a sweet, poor dog!
Heidi Kennedy
12.19.19

Imagine walking downstairs at 4:00 am and finding a dog in your house. It is not your dog, and all of the doors in your home are shut and locked. So many thoughts would be running through your head of how this new visitor arrived in your home. That is what happened to Jack Jokinen and his wife from Philadelphia.

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Jack Jokinen woke up one morning to a dog in his house.

Jack’s wife woke him up and told him that their one-month-old baby was fine, but there was a dog downstairs. Groggy and confused, Jack went down to find a blonde colored dog in his house.

She was extremely malnourished and limping. After much confusion, Jack pulled up the security camera footage and found something incredible.

It turns out, his front door had been standing open in the night and the dog found her way inside.

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When Jack played back the footage, he saw the dog limping down the street in the rain. She took a few brave steps up the front of their porch, but then went inside. Jack evidently had not latched the door tight enough the night before and the storm had blown the front door wide open. About 20 minutes later, we see a man notice something as he was walking down the street.

He saw the open door and knew something was off. He yelled inside, but after not hearing anything shut and locked the door. But this locked the dog inside where she was found a few hours later.

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The dog they named Suzy, was in rough shape but the family decided to adopt her.

The poor little dog was malnourished and limping. She was missing the pads on her paws and had fleas and worms. The next morning, the family called the vet and took her in. They found Suzy had a heart murmur and will need to have dental work done once she gains enough weight to undergo the procedure.

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But the family is looking past all of that and just wants Suzy to have a better life. They adopted her and she is already showing signs of improvement and happiness in her new home.

Jack even got to meet the man who closed his door.

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Through the news story, Jack was even able to meet Steve Griendling, the man who we see on the camera closing his door in the middle of the night. Surely walking down the street in the middle of the night, seeing a front door to a home standing open would be something that would catch your eye. Steve is an unsung hero. He saw something that didn’t look right and did the right thing to fix it.

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Suzy is well on her way to recovery now in her new home.

Jack and his wife started a Facebook page just for Suzy. Even after just a few days with the family, she is gaining weight and getting the medical attention that she needs. This wonderful and caring family turned what could have been a terrible and scary situation into something positive. Suzy has a new home and family.

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By Heidi Kennedy
hi@sbly.com
Heidi Kennedy is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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