Abandoned dog in a firefighters' training facility is covered with soot and ash

A few days ago I received a text from a retired firefighter named Rudy who is also a Hope For Paws supporter πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’β€οΈπŸΆ

He told me about a dog who took refuge in a training facility for firefighters, and he asked for my help.

I rushed over immediately, and even though I told Rudy he didn't have to wait for me (it was a 45-minute long drive for me to get there), he stayed with the dog until my arrival.

The little dog was nervous, wouldn't come close to me, and every time I moved, she retreated to the burnt couch where she spent her nights, and when I got too close, she crawled under the cars that were parked so close to each other and made it difficult for me to move quickly.

I knew I would have to gain her trust and have her come to me and with help from a cheeseburger, I was able to accomplish a pretty smooth rescue 😊

Her transformation is so satisfying to watch - from a scared dog to a happy dog, and from a super dirty dog, to a super clean dog πŸ₯°

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Waka is fostered by our friends at Wags and Walks and if you would like to adopt this super special happy girl, please contact them directly here: https://www.WagsAndWalks.org - they always have so many other cute dogs for adoption, so please check them out.

You can also fill out an adoption application for Waka here.

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I decided to name her Waka after a dog that belongs to an 8-year-old girl named Íris from Portugal who named her cat β€œJessie” after our famous Jessie from the video below 😻

I wanted to thank you all again for the letters, emails, cards, and sweet messages on Facebook and Instagram after my mom's passing a few days ago.  I thought I'll be able to deal with it (or not deal with it) by drowning myself in work, but that's not working so I will have to take a few days off to digest this event.

I will continue posting more videos - we filmed so many and I'll work on a new one today.

Thank you so much for all the love ❀️



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