Rescue comes in many forms, from having a dog jumping into your car and rescuing himself, using you as a means to an end, to chasing dogs that don’t realize they need help, having them sedated, caught in traps and literally dragging them to the rescue. In this giant baby’s case, the rescue was something in-between.
He was spotted by E. in a gas station on the highway, about 65 kilometers from Athens, Greece. A calm, silent giant, looking at you with those huge, green eyes, but not approaching, thin, neglected and with a dermatological disease that made him scratch unstoppably.
Beaten, abused, or neglected Arnie the dog didn’t trust anyone. Why should he? Arnie was found outside a gas station in Athens, Greece. A volunteer saw him and wanted to rescue him from his sad existence.
One cold night, two volunteers from The Orphan Pet’s two found Arnie. Arnie was wary and didn’t want their help. Slowly, she approached him. But Arnie wasn’t going to fall for that trick. Maybe it was too much pressure for the lonely, homeless dog.
The woman asked for everyone to leave her and Arnie alone for a little while. She sat there with him for just over an hour. She didn’t try to approach him, she let him decide if he wanted to get closer or not. Eventually, Arnie was taken to get medical help!