Cora the corgi had a very rough life. The dog had been used for breeding her whole life, and she’d had countless litters. She also has many other health issues, but she was never taken to the vet.
Right before her eighth birthday, Cora was finally saved from this neglectful home.
Cora was brought to an animal rescue in Idaho, and there, she met Madison Palm. The 23-year-old dog lover was originally only going to foster Cora, but she fell in love with her. Palm officially adopted Cora just in time for her eighth birthday.
That year, the dog who had experienced very little love in her life got her first birthday cake!
Even though Cora has been through so much, she’s still the sweetest dog. She loves cuddling with people, and she’s amazing at knowing when someone needed comforting. Because of this, Palm decided to get her trained as a therapy dog.
“Cora’s personality is so amazing; she is a lover,” Palm told The Dodo. “She is always right next to me and always keeps a close eye if she’s not. If I’m not available she’ll pick the next closest lap to sit on and nudges your hand unless you are petting her at all times.
In February 2018, Palm decided to take Cora to visit her mom in Alaska. While they were in the airport in Seattle, something amazing happened.
Palm let Cora out of her carrier to stretch her legs. Palm held Cora’s leash until she fell asleep. Then, Palm figured it would be safe to drop the leash for a moment—Cora didn’t usually leave Palm’s side. But to Palm’s surprise, Cora woke up and made a beeline to a distraught man who was sitting alone across from Palm.
Palm asked the man if Cora was bothering him, but he shook his head. With watery eyes, he told Palm that he had lost his dog the night before. The man scratched Cora’s ears, and she stayed perfectly still, letting him pet her. Cora seemed to sense that this man needed her.
Palm shared this heartwarming story to the Facebook group Disapproving Corgis. It quickly went viral—everyone was amazed by Cora’s huge heart.
“She knows who is hurting and she knows who needs her. I’ve never questioned that,” Palm said. “I am blown away by her on a daily basis. Who knew a dog who was unloved for seven and a half years could have so much love to give?”
After Cora’s story went viral, she did an on-camera interview with her local news station in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. During the interview, she had to take a break to show the cameraperson some love!
Even though Cora is now one of the most well-known corgis in Idaho, she hasn’t let the fame go to her head. The sweet dog still loves nothing more than cuddling with Palm or going on adventures with her. She also loves hanging out with her brother, another corgi named Stu.
Cora is now working on finishing up her therapy dog training, and it’s clear that she has what it takes to be a great therapy dog! This kindhearted pup has tons of love to give.
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Source: The Dodo