Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

She felt safe with her rescuer!
Recently, a group of dogs was abandoned at a mountainside in West Virginia. Thankfully, a rescue group found out about it soon enough to go and collect them to take them in. Sadly, one was left behind, because she was so scared of the rescuers, she ran away every time they attempted to catch her, making them give up eventually.

Jace Rowe, a military worker, spotted the left- out dog while driving home from the armoury. She found her all huddle- up in the pile of leaves all alone. Sadly, the mountain is a very common place for people to dump their pets. Evidently, the dog was in desperate need of help and Rowe knew she had to help her even though she looked very scared.
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains
“She melted my heart the moment I laid eyes on her and I just knew that I wasn’t leaving her on that mountain to die,” Rowe said.

She pulled over and slowly got out of the car to approach the dog, expecting the dog to run away. Surprisingly enough, she felt something about Rowe that made her feel comfortable and safe.
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

“She was not scared of me at all; she got up slowly and walked towards me,” Rowe said. “Slow but very trusting, almost as if she was thinking, ‘Finally you’re here, I’m safe now.’ She put her head right in my hands and let me pet her, eager for attention.”

After making sure the dog was given enough affection, Rowe took the dog into her car and got a closer look. She could see how bad of a condition the dog was in. She was unbelievably skinny and had mange, with an infected back paw and a cut inside her ear. Nevertheless, the puppy was hiding all the pain behind her sweetness and was genuinely happy to finally feel some love. All she wanted to do was cuddle and be there with her rescuer.
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

“Her personality is so sweet and loving, almost like you could actually see the appreciation on her face from the very beginning,” Rowe said. “She’s timid and well-mannered but loves the attention when it’s given to her.”
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

Rowe then took the dog to a vet, got her all cleaned up, treated and spayed her. Then, Rowe started looking for a lovely home for the dog. She shortly found a family who wanted to adopt the dog, but sadly, she got returned only after a day. Then, Rowe and her mom posted about the dog on their Facebook pages and before long, the perfect family came looking for her.
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

A Facebook friend of Rowe and her boyfriend saw the pictures and videos of the dog and couldn’t stop thinking about her. They knew they were meant to be her parents when they found out she was not adopted. Then, the couple didn’t waste another minute and adopted her. They finally brought her home to their two big dogs and named her Lil One.

Lil One instantly fell in love with her little family as well. She had a special bond with her new dad and spent tons of time cuddling with him.
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

The love Lil One is getting in her new family is helping her very well to come out of her shell.
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

And now, she is the biggest cuddle bug EVER!
Woman Finds Frightened Dog Curled Up In Bushes When Driving Down Mountains

Lil One is learning to be a dog for the first time, but her parents are always there to support her. And, of course, her siblings are there too. They all are very patient with her and couldn’t be happier about having her in the family.

“She’s putting on weight and growing her hair back in the patches that were missing,” Rowe said. “The love she is getting is shining through in her appearance. She’s glowing.”

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