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Date: 03/29/10 10:32 AM

85 Responses to Awww Of The Day: Scared Doggy Gets A Home

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 8:36 am
    Link: Awww Of The Day: Scared Doggy Gets A Home - This is Edie, this video was taken just an hour before she was scheduled for euthanasia, but she was saved! Woo-hoo!
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    D-Roc_OPP Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:43 am
    That was awesome
  3. Profile photo of poofydoom
    poofydoom Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:44 am
    awww :)
  4. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 am
    I`m such a sucker for rescue dogs!!! Now my face is leaking... stupid broken face.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:49 am
    omg I wanted to snuggle him. That just made my day so much better.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 am
    OMG that was SO adorable - I cried!
  7. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Great story! You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat animals.
  8. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:52 am
    "The first thing we`ll do is royally scare the poo out of her by dangling a long red thing around her neck. Once we`ve done that we`ll be pet her and give her a shave."

    "Errr... can`t we skip the first part?"

    ".......naaaaaaahh. Do it for the lulz!"
  9. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:58 am
    I`m crying a flood here.
  10. Profile photo of KCMonkey13
    KCMonkey13 Female 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:00 am
    Shelter dogs are the best dogs!
  11. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Cheesy as F*ck.
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    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:16 am
    wow...just wow

    *wipes away tears*
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Ok, glad I`m not the only one crying like a little girl (ok...slightly,...little-er girl than I am? lol) That was great. Whoever made her THAT scared of people should be killed. Love shelter pups!
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    vilem Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:33 am
    : ( AWW
  15. Profile photo of nckdaman
    nckdaman Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:36 am
    i dont normally cry at things like this but this had me tearing up. Maybe because i recently had my sick cat go for euthanasia. Just makes me sad thinking how scared he was and how i wasnt there to comfort him.
  16. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Pass the tissues please. So glad she got homed, it is wrong so many animals are just thrown away.
  17. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Awww adorable. I got my dog from a shelter. X3
  18. Profile photo of sleepyjoey
    sleepyjoey Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 11:45 am
    tear**
  19. Profile photo of Wobble
    Wobble Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Actually made me cry. :`(
  20. Profile photo of crabcake
    crabcake Female 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    GEEEZ! why don`t you WARN somebody before you go jerking my tears out while i`m at work!! dang.
  21. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Thats so sweet!
  22. Profile photo of handeman77
    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    There should never be a reason to put down a dog. There is an organization called `Dogs for the Deaf` they train and place dogs all over the place http://www.dogsforthedeaf.org
  23. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    wonder what was done to that poor dog before they got to him. As scared as that dog was he never tried to bite.
    I am amazed though this is one of the few saved dog storied that DIDN`T make me cry, it was sweet though.
    and a tail wag doesn`t always mean they are happy, means different things depending what position the tail is in.
  24. Profile photo of CreweAlex
    CreweAlex Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    That kinda put a lump in my throat
  25. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Awww of the week more like <3
  26. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    "There should never be a reason to put down a dog.`
    Agreed :D Unless they are paralyzed or so tortured they are permanently violent there really isn`t a reason.
    I love dogs even though I`m allergic to them. It kills me when I see them abused.
  27. Profile photo of sonikku
    sonikku Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    FFS, of course it`s scared sh*tless if you put a f*cking noose around its neck.
  28. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Yes, never euthanize strays.

    Let them run the streets in packs. Much better.

    Make sure your kids are locked up safe...
  29. Profile photo of AirborneJT
    AirborneJT Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    That was awww of the decade in my books... brought tears to my eyes. I`m always happy to see a dog get rescued. My beautiful Husky is a rescue, and I can`t, for the life of me, understand why two different families would have given him up
  30. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    Geez I never understand women and crying this is good news the doggys been saved you should be happy STOP CRYING!!!
  31. Profile photo of aradia670
    aradia670 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Women cry because this video made them happy. They`re tears of JOY!! We are happy. :D see lol
  32. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    i always thought that dogs are smart, all they want is love, etc

    until this stray dog gives birth to these puppies near my dorm. she is so weak and thin so sometimes she can`t feed her puppies. i give her food. but whenever she sees me barks at me, i don`t feel scared, i don`t run away but she never gets used to me even though i feed her.

    sometimes when she wasn`t there, i gave the puppies some milk but they bark and growl at me too. why? why don`t they trust me? i try to feed her and she tries to bite me

    i feed cats whenever i see them too. and they get used to me easily and, once, i tried to pet the kitten of the mother cat i feed, but kitten got too scared and he started running off screaming and you know what the mother did? she HOLD the baby for me to pet it!!! then she let go when i stopped!

    and this makes me confused about knowing if cats or dogs are smarter
  33. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    I probably never understand the double negative that is "Tears of Joy"
  34. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Yep. Totally crying right now.
  35. Profile photo of wko
    wko Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    @ kimkio, its because dogs are more loyal than cats and you need to work harder for their trust, cats will go to whoever gives them food =| like how there are guard dogs but no guard cats
  36. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    McGovern1981

    Really? You`ve never been so happy you cried?
  37. Profile photo of TabooPoison
    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    I probably never understand the double negative that is "Tears of Joy"
    --------

    I think you mean oxymoron, not double negative. But anyway, many people react to any very strong emotion--pain, happiness, anger, fear--by crying. It`s not uncommon.
  38. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    *remembers old dog*
    :\
  39. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    can`t believe i cried
  40. Profile photo of piiink1
    piiink1 Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    she looks exactly like my dog! except my dog got her tail cut
  41. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    @kim: the cat was probably a stray that kept to itself. That dog probably trusted a few people who weren`t as kind as you were, and now she`s learned to distrust humans. For the sake of her puppies, she`ll probably never treat you kindly.

    But anyway, this was the cutest thing I`ve ever seen. Poor baby just needed someone to snuggle with!
  42. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    "FFS, of course it`s scared sh*tless if you put a f*cking noose around its neck."

    It`s a leash.
  43. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    well played.
  44. Profile photo of darkmoth
    darkmoth Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    wooooah.... lets go back a minute...
    "Edie was so scared, that she defeated, so i quickly pulled her out of the corner... and onto my lap right away"
    ummmm....
  45. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Ugly dog
  46. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    March 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Poor puppy! You can tell someone had been very mean to it once.
  47. Profile photo of repost
    repost Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    that was cute
    until the turned the dog into a naked dog demon vile thing
  48. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    that makes me happy :) yay IAB
  49. Profile photo of McDuff73
    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    nice to see the wee puppy was rescued and found a home with possibly good people not abusers.
  50. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    awwww-eeeewww-aaaaaaaw :D
  51. Profile photo of jondegi
    jondegi Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    I`m happy the dog was saved, but I f*cking hated the music. Oi.
  52. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    I`m glad this got posted :-)
  53. Profile photo of XionuRose
    XionuRose Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    this is so cute but the music killed it.
  54. Profile photo of SageRobin
    SageRobin Female 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  55. Profile photo of mynamecandi
    mynamecandi Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    I cried...I`m so sappy
  56. Profile photo of LornZhas
    LornZhas Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    I cried. T_T So glad someone saved the poor thing and gave her the love that she desperately needed. ~*Sniffles.*~
  57. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    .......BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :)
  58. Profile photo of fr33toliv
    fr33toliv Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    I cried :````( bless it`s heart
  59. Profile photo of Fml
    Fml Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    So yeah, this made me cry. Why? Because it got rescued, Joy? Nop. Because all it needed was a little love and he seemed to appreciate it so much? Well maybe a little. But the real reason this made me cry is ANGER! It is obvious this dog was severely abused by the previous owners. And it makes me so angry... so angry I cry, and really want to bash some skulls into the pavement. I’d love to kick their fuc*king teeth in, gauge their eyes out with my thumbs and make them beg for mercy... just like the pup did.
  60. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    Certainly brought a tear but I`m just too cynical for this. They don`t say she got a home, just that they calmed her down. And it`s not like she`s all fixed, she`ll forever have mental problems from the trauma of merely being in a shelter.
    This is why they euthanize these animals, because living in a shelter drives them insane and makes them miserable, not because they just give up. The dog is lucky now, but it would have been better had it not been in that situation to begin with.
  61. Profile photo of MCFC89
    MCFC89 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    I love dogs and its always sad when they are scared. That was pretty darn cute at the end.
  62. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    FML, there`s no reason to believe it`s some special abuse. This is what ALL dogs tend to become like when they`re in a kennel for long enough. Most dog kennels are hell-holes, trust me. I would rather euthanize a dog than make it live in that kind of place. It`s not the kennels fault either, there`s only so much they can do with SO many unwanted dogs and limited funds. It`s a shame. I often think stray dogs would be better off roaming wild in the streets than in doggy-jail.
  63. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    "I often think stray dogs would be better off roaming wild in the streets than in doggy-jail."

    The misconception that shelters are "doggy-jails" or filled with "bad dogs" is something that needs to be changed. They are not better off being "wild dogs" when they can get ran over by cars, starve to death, or get eaten by other wild animals.
  64. Profile photo of kiriluv
    kiriluv Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    Am I a sissly-lala for crying....?
  65. Profile photo of Adie22
    Adie22 Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 1:44 am
    :"") cried.
    I love animals, and I always think I`m gonna marry someone who likes them too lol
  66. Profile photo of duranna
    duranna Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 4:26 am
    My oldest dog was like this too, when she was in the pound. As soon as I got her home she was happy as a clam though.
  67. Profile photo of Dylan_Dog
    Dylan_Dog Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 4:39 am
    Aw, I cried a little man tear :)
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    JamestheKidd Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 5:26 am
    kiriluv..... Yes!
  69. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2010 at 6:16 am
    @pixiechick81

    Nope don`t remember ever being so happy I cried.
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 6:17 am
    I`m at work and turned the sound off and I still cried a little -_-
  71. Profile photo of anafa
    anafa Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 6:23 am
    awwwwwwww happycry
  72. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 7:18 am
    Bloody stupid animal... Making me feel emotions and stuff >,_ <
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    ANaRCH Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 8:50 am
    I can appreciate what was done but the bloody hero music makes me want to upchuck.
  74. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 11:05 am
    "The misconception that shelters are "doggy-jails" or filled with "bad dogs" is something that needs to be changed. They are not better off being "wild dogs" when they can get ran over by cars, starve to death, or get eaten by other wild animals. "

    I know they`re not bad dogs, it`s just the closet analogy I could make. But it`s either the dog is miserable in a small cage surrounded by constant chaos and is terrified of everything, or it`s miserable living wild because of all the dangers. And they definitely won`t starve, dogs are smart enough to know to eat garbage. Many animals get hit by cars, they`re going to die eventually anyway. Is it so much worse than euthanasia? Getting eaten by wild animals would actually help control the dog over-population.
    The only reason we keep them in miserable shelters is because of our OWN safety. Wild dogs can attack people and spread disease. That`s the ONLY reason.
  75. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Awww
  76. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    drat... I never want to see an animal that scared again, tipped me over the edge and now i`m weeping. :( I`m so glad this had a happy ending. :)
  77. Profile photo of jrizzo0425
    jrizzo0425 Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    @SarahofBorg: You are a horrible person.
  78. Profile photo of horror102
    horror102 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    does anybody know the name of the music being played??
  79. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    geez thats one freakin` ugly dog. i wouldnt let anything lookin like that in my house.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    I`d have to disagree with Sarahofborg with regards to the behavior not being evidence of abuse.
    I run a large foster home for abandoned/found/abused ferrets, and have had around 10 in my house for the past 5 years. There are distinctive behaviors that betray a history of abuse, and the dog was displaying them.
    Dogs who are raised in loving homes very rarely display such a level of fear of new people and situations. Fear defecation is one, as the dog`s body tenses up in preparation for fight or flight. The screaming, self evident. The showing of the belly is a submissive gesture, and in this situation is not a display of trust. Shrinking away from touch... the list goes on.
    Yes the bulk of my experience is with ferrets, and not dogs, so I`m not an expert, but I`ve dealt with the aftermath of abuse too many times, and you begin to recognize behavior patterns. I see them here.
  81. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    @SarahofBorg

    "The only reason we keep them in miserable shelters is because of our OWN safety. Wild dogs can attack people and spread disease. That`s the ONLY reason."

    Not true. Any dog/cat that gets picked up by animal control can be put into a shelter. Household dogs and cats, puppies and kittens: people`s pets. Not just wild aggressive animals.
  82. Profile photo of bluegaze5
    bluegaze5 Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    That was beautiful....that puppy was so happy! I don`t care what any of these people say, you made that dog so happy! Good for you!
  83. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    Awwww. ; ;
  84. Profile photo of CapnAwesome
    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    look at that thing! it should have been euthanized!!!! and jesus christ is michael j fox the camera man of this video?!
  85. Profile photo of coolatindude
    coolatindude Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    h-yeah it looks he was probably tortured you dida good thing

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