Susanne has a big heart, even after adopting one rescue dog, it didn’t stop her from scrolling through her local rescue centre’s website where she came across a photo of a little Jack Russell terrier mix.
Her heart broke at the sight and she started imagining what it would be like to have another dog at home.
“He was 10 years old and I knew instantly that I loved him!”
Susanne had gone to the centre and queued for three hours outside just to claim the first spot to register her interest and as soon as she saw him, they bonded.
After years out on the streets fending for himself, no one knows what Neville has been through but it was clear that it was a rough experience. Any dog would be ecstatic to be in a new home, however, the change takes time and old habits die hard.
For Neville’s case, it was during mealtimes where he could be seen competing for food. He would try to feed from the floor or from Susanne’s other dog’s bowl.
Susanne believed that Neville was treated badly. He could have been used for breeding where the past owners may not have been kind to him.
It took Susanne a long time to train him to eat from his own bowl but no matter how long it took, it was worth the time and effort as two years have passed and Neville treasured the bowl like his most prized possession.
He would take it everywhere he goes and would even bring it to bed where he sleeps with it.
“I think he just never had one of his own and now realizes he finally has one and is guaranteed a reliable source of decent, nutritious food,” Susanne said. “He just seems so heartbreakingly grateful for a simple bowl. I think it represents comfort and home for him.”
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