Dogs
Man spots stray dog alone in flood then takes closer look at his fur
The man noticed something strange in the dog’s fur.
Rachel Shapiro
11.23.21

Sometimes, you end up finding a dog in the most surprising of circumstances. That’s just what happened to Blaine Hale. He wasn’t looking for a new dog, but one found him anyways.

Meet Bran.

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Bran – named after Brannen Street, where he was rescued – is a Golden Retriever who was found roughing it on the streets of Atlanta. Fortunately, Reddit user Blaine Hale spotted the pup in the middle of a flood, cold and abandoned.

“We found Bran in the middle of a flood on the east side of Atlanta. He was just sitting by a mailbox in the rain, looking pathetic. I pulled over and called him to me, he immediately came, wagging his tail. He looked incredibly skinny and rough,” Hale wrote on Imgur.

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Bran had escaped an animal hoarding situation, and he spent three months alone in the woods before being taken in by his rescuer.

When his owner first got him, he noticed something strange in his fur. Hale looked closer, and realized the dog was crawling with worms, fleas, and ticks.

Hale immediately took the dog to the vet for treatment.

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Bran had nearly every kind of worm dogs can pick up, and he needed three days at the vet to get cleaned up enough for home life. After a few days of TLC, though, Bran was already looking like a different pup.

Bran’s medical treatment wasn’t over, but he and his new owner made the best of the situation.

He wasn’t able to play with his owner’s other dog yet, but they were still able to keep each other company. Hale’s other dog, Addie, seemed to understand that this poor pup had been through a lot and needed companionship.

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After a few days roughing it solo, Bran was able to get to know his new housemate.

And once Bran got well enough to help out around the house, he quickly made himself useful.

Bran quickly became Hale’s shop dog as Hale worked on his motorcycle. Since he was so calm and passive, he was the perfect pup for this job.

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Bran loved his home, and he thanked his owner by giving him gifts — including his own shoes!

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Thanks to one owner’s generosity, Bran got the second chance he needed.

Docile and lovable, Bran gets along well with everyone. He settled into his new home easily, and he’s now flourishing thanks to his owner’s generosity.

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After a few months, Hale also shared an update and said that Bran is now 100% worm-free. What great news!

We’re so glad Bran found such a good home after everything he went through. This dog has a wonderful life now!

Check out an interview with Hale and Bran 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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