It must be rough being a pound puppy and this little guy is no exception. However, it seems like he has found a way to get through the tough times by keeping close to him a stuffed elephant for him to enjoy. His name is Smokey and he is a pretty shy dog who was placed in a shelter on Valentines Day in Ohio. Thankfully, he was left with his special toy and now, he just can’t let it go.
In fact, the information tag even said, “Keep my elephant with me”.
Unfortunately, his family lost their home due to a fire and could no longer keep this sweet dog.
However, they did leave him with his favorite toy.
He sadly held onto it while all the hope vanished from his eyes.
As with all dogs, he was stressed and scared in his new environment. He was also acting aggressively towards the people at the shelter . He growled a lot and so he wasn’t put up for adoption right away and instead they put him in a foster home until he was able to settle down a bit.
Here is the information that they put out about this sweet dog with a note that said, “Keep my elephant with me”.
Smokey found his smile again and was subsequently rescued by a couple of volunteers from I Have A Dream Rescue Organization.
They saw Smokey with his elephant and fell in love with him.
This organization offered to take Smokey until his original family was back on track again.
This made Smokey very happy indeed!
Until then, his attitude has changed a lot and so much of that had to do with being able to keep his stuffed elephant with him through this hard time.