Family Shares How An Adorable Rescue Dog Brought Joy To Their Lives

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing an animal roam the streets alone. I can’t tell you how many cats and dogs I’ve seen while going about my regular day that were abandoned by cruel humans who expect them to fend for themselves.

It makes my stomach turn to know that I can’t scoop them all up and give them the love they deserve, but thank goodness there are others out there who are doing just that with their wonderful rescue efforts.

Families looking to add a fuzzy member to their home might feel a little daunted by bringing in a former stray, especially if they happen to have any young children. Of course, while some might need some extra care and love, there is really nothing to be afraid of when it comes to their cute faces. More likely than not, you’ll find yourself bonding even more with the super-grateful pet who has been waiting for their forever home.

Sidewalk Specials, a shelter founded first in the United Kingdom and now located in Cape Town, South Africa, is doing everything they can to make sure every dog has a chance at a happy life. You can find tons of their touching success stories on their Facebook page, like the sweet case shared in the video below.

Ralph was found resting on his own at a gas station. After waiting the requisite 14 days to see if his owners would turn up, the chill pup was brought to a foster home for some much-needed affection.

Take a look to see how he eventually became a part of their family!

And be sure to SHARE his story with your loved ones.

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