Afraid of human touch, he refuses to let her help him. Then something magical happened!

Something magical happened!

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. Arnie was spotted by a woman 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 unstoppable. But this woman fell in love, photographed him and went back to Athens leaving her heart there next to him, with a promise to be back soon. And she did. 48 hour later she was back and was joined in his mission by two members of The Orphan Pet. They spent hours in that gas station, trying to help that giant who was asking for help, but at the same time refused to let them help him. She sat down for hours, trying to make him come closer and closer. For every step forward, he made two steps backwards, and then forward again, and so on and so on, for hours.

Gain the trust of a stray dog!

I lost hope after all that back and forth, and tried to convince her that we should leave, and come back the next day with a sedative. But when an animal is stuck in your mind like that, you can’t give up.” said one volunteer. So, she didn’t give up, then something magical happened! She tried again and again and again, until she finally managed to catch him. And despite the advice not to pressure him, because a fearful dog can easily bite, she insisted that he wouldn’t. And he didn’t. Discover his incredible metamorphosis in the video, and witness all the steps of the rescue.

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