Scared Dog Melts Into Rescuer’s Arms As Soon As He Knows He’s Safe – Touching Moment

Scared dog melts into rescuer’s arms

It’s not always easy to catch a scared, stray dog — just ask Donna Lochmann. The chief life saving officer for Stray Rescue of St. Louis has rescued many lonely pups, and, usually, it takes some time for them to trust her. But, the other day, Lochmann tried to save a dog in North St. Louis, and everything changed. Donna received a call about a dog who’d been seen hanging around an industrial area, and she dropped everything to try to help her. When she got there, the callers had already corralled the dog into a fenced-in area; all Lochmann had to do was convince the dog to follow her to her Jeep.

At first, the rescuer tried getting close to the dog, but she quickly realized that her plan wasn’t going to work. The closer Lochmann got, the further back the dog would go. “She was definitely looking for a way to get away from me, but there was no way out,” said Lochmann. “She barked a couple of times, like a super-scared warning.” The rescuer decided to gain the dog’s trust from a distance by using two tried-and-true tools: her voice and delicious Vienna sausages. Lochmann assumed the dog would eat the rest of the sausages with just as much vigor as she ate the first one, but, suddenly, she wasn’t interested in the food at all. “I tossed some more sausages, but she just started creeping her way over to me,” Lochmann said. “She passed right by the other sausages. She was more interested in me than the food.”

The dog did something that shocked the seasoned rescuer

Instead of inhaling the rest of the sausages, the dog walked straight to Lochmann and did something that shocked the seasoned rescuer. “When she got to me, she nuzzled her head right in my shirt,” Lochmann said. “Then she rolled over and looked up at me.” It only took one piece of sausage for the dog, later named Cutie Pie, to know she could fully trust Lochmann. In an instant, the once-scared pup was curled up in Lochmann’s arms. “It was so sweet, the way she looked up at me as if she were saying, ‘Thank you!’” Lochmann said. After a few minutes of snuggling, Lochmann gently placed a leash around Cutie Pie’s neck. She tried to lead the pup back to her Jeep, but Cutie Pie was hesitant at first.“She was a little hesitant to follow, but as soon as we got to the Jeep, she jumped in,” Lochmann said. “She was ready to go then.” Lochmann let Cutie Pie ride up front with her all the way to the shelter. Volunteers at Stray Rescue of St. Louis welcomed Cutie Pie into their shelter with open arms. They gave her a much-needed bath as soon as she got there, and the medical team evaluated her for any injuries and illnesses. Watch the video, the dog nuzzled her head right in the shirt’s rescuer.

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