Most of us consider our pets part of our family. One household, however, recently considered their dog merely another thing they had to throw out of their home when they moved.
A devoted dog waited patiently on a curb in a Detroit, Michigan, suburb with old furniture and appliances for his family’s return until the Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue stepped up to help, according to its Facebook page. Boo waited for a month until the group’s founder, Mike Diesel, rescued him after working patiently for 15 hours alongside Boo to gain the dog’s trust.
According to reports, neighbors left out some food and water for the American Bull Dog mix, who frequently curled up on the mattress left behind by the owners who neglected him a month earlier when they packed up and left without him, but no one was able to encourage the dog away from the remnants of his family. That was until Diesel stepped in and provided two things: relentless love and snacks.
“Spent 11 hours yesterday on this guy and back at it this morning with Sausage McMuffins,” a post on the rescue group’s page read earlier this month. Diesel returned with more food as promised and that’s when he was able to coax the dog into the car and take him to a vet for a checkup.
Visiting BOO ?❤️
Posted by Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue on Friday, October 21, 2016
Boo turned out to test positive for heartworm but the good news is he was immediately put on treatment and returned to the shelter to await a foster home. Hundreds of people have commented on the group’s Facebook page to share their appreciation for Boo’s rescue, and many adoption offers have even rolled in.
Now all Boo has to do is go to a foster family until he’s heartworm-free. Then, he’ll be ready for — and maybe the most deserving of — a true forever home.