Starving White Dog Wanders Onto Porch Before Hurricane Irma So Homeowners Decide To Keep Her

Here she is fresh from the bath enjoying a little more food. I hated that I had to shave her tail too because the fur was so long but there was no way to save it.

First, run through the backyard. She was so excited she took off and circled our shed before running back to me like she wanted to make sure I was still there. She even brought me sticks she found and wanted to take back inside.

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I got her to a vet yesterday afternoon. She has no chip. They said she’s probably a husky/wolf mix. And that she’s very young. Maybe even less than a year old.

She’s obviously been on her own for a long while though.

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She’s a snuggler. Pretty much anytime I sit down she wants to be in my lap. And she howls outside the bathroom door while waiting for me. We managed to hold her long enough to chip behind her ears finally.

Once she realized we were helping not hurting she stopped fighting us. It must have felt so good to have those matts released from her pulling her skin.

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I posted all over social media trying to find an owner in hopes that she was loved. After navigating my way through three different scammers (there’s a dogfighting and dog sale profiting problem in our area) I managed to find her original owners who had this pic of her as a puppy. They lost their apartment and couldn’t take her with them when they moved.

They gave her to a couple they thought would care for her but I managed to get ahold of them too. They gave her away shortly afterward also.

I found one person who said that she had been her boyfriend’s dog. And that her boyfriend couldn’t keep her so they let her out of the truck on the side of a road. A month. In a different city. That just broke my heart.

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After much deliberation and several offers from dog lovers here in town, we decided to keep her!! She is just so loving and grateful. She makes a perfect addition to our family.

The look on her face the first time I called her name. We named her Amaterasu or Amy for short. She’s already responding to Amy like she was born to it.

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After her first post, Amy’s new owner shared an update on Imgur, writing:

She has some serious separation anxiety and must always be touching someone. We’ve gotten her crate trained for when we leave the house but she starts to howl as soon as we come back in, eager to be loved.

She and Arthur are buddies. She likes to snuggle up to him when she isn’t trying to gnaw a leg off in an attempt to get him to play with her.

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So far we’ve learned Sit, Shake, and Shut Up.

Vet visits have gone well too. She was majorly malnourished as you can see here. But she’s quickly gaining weight now and her fur is growing back in.

No more bald spots! We had to shave so much fur to get rid of the mats but now it’s all growing back in and she adores her daily brushing sessions.

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We are so grateful! After our last post, several people donated their hard earned money to help us get started and every little bit has helped. One user even mailed us a care package from Amazon with a giant bag of dog food and chew toys!!!

And all the messages! I sat and read through all 1200+comments on the original post and the flood of PMs. It just warms my heart to see so many people love Amy too.

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