A little love can go a long way, and sometimes that’s all it takes to transform a shy, scared pup into an affectionate, trusting dog. That’s exactly what happened in Christchurch, New Zealand, when Sam Clarence adopted Stanley from a bully breed rescue. Stanley was discovered as a stray at the age of six months, living on an abandoned property with his sibling and mother.
Clarence volunteered at a nearby shelter as a dog walker and was asked to foster one of the puppies for a few weeks. He had no idea that this foster puppy would become his most devoted companion. While Clarence fell in love at first sight, Stanley was not so lucky.He was terrified and needed an hour just to get out of the car.
Clarence worked with him every day, assisting him in adjusting to his new life and surroundings. He grew to trust Clarence so much that the two of them were constantly touching.
He would always lie behind Clarence, with at least one paw on his back. When they go on road trips, Stanley always keeps an eye on Clarence. If Clarence moves, Stanley follows. He is a very loving dog who is not afraid to express it.
Stanley has emerged from his shell and is no longer afraid. He adores his new father and is eternally grateful for a second chance at life. Stanley has grown from a fearful, timid puppy to a friendly, outgoing “velcro dog.” He adores everyone and everything he meets, including other dogs.