If you adopt a rescue dog, you will greatly benefit from it. These dogs have a habit of rescuing their new owners in return. And no one could rescue this elderly couple like this special Pit Bull.
It has been two years since Anne and Vic Tenaglia volunteered to foster a dog from the Brandywine Valley SPCA.
Jingles, a pit bull terrier aged two, had been rescued from a dogfighting ring.
The sweet little dog had been badly abused; he was underweight, covered in wounds, and had severe anxiety.
He gnawed his own paws and tail to cope with his stress. Jingles chewed on his tail so much by the time he came to live with Anne and Vic, they feared he would lose it.
Initially, Anne was reluctant to accept Jingles into her home due to the breed’s negative stereotype. But once the extent of his needs became evident to her, she knew she couldn’t let him go.
Despite his new family’s presence, Jingles had jittery feelings. He chewed his tail and showed other symptoms of anxiety, so the Tenaglias decided to do something to help him.
This led them to start walking.
As the couple took him for daily three-mile walks, Anne and Vic noticed that the dog’s entire personality had changed.
He stopped chewing anxiously, his wounds healed, and he seemed far more content than ever before. Walking was the only thing that calmed him down. They walked him four, five, or even six times a day.
The couple also realized a great improvement in their overall health.
As a result of Jingles’ walks, they together lost 80 pounds in just a few months!
Anne suffered from high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, and irregular heartbeats for many years. Since Jingles came home, she hasn’t had any episodes of heart problems, whereas she had been having them on a regular basis before.
The couple saved his life, but he also saved theirs.
According to Anne, her muscles are more developed, and she is not needing as much pain medication. Vic is now 60 pounds lighter and has fewer health problems. Jingles are to thank for that.
The family decided to adopt Jingles after having him for over a year, and he has since bonded to his new furever family.
“We were thrilled to death,” Anne said. “He actually chose us before we realized he had wormed his way into our hearts.”
Their daily walks have also inspired Vic and Anne to start signing up for 5K races with Jingles, something they never imagined would be possible.
As a result of telling their story to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, Anne won $5,000 to give back to the Brandywine SPCA. This is where Jingles came from. The funds will help other dogs find new families.
Our favorite thing in the world is a happy ending! Congratulations to Anne, Vic, and Jingles! You can keep up to date with the family on Facebook.
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Man Carries Frozen Dog For 6 Miles Down Snowy Mountains
A family took their two dogs, eight-year-old golden retriever, Neesha, and three-year-old Harley, a German shepherd dog, for a hike on Lugnaquilla mountain in Co Wicklow, Ireland on 23 January 2021. Being winter, the mountain was covered with snow. After spotting a deer, the two dogs bolted away from their family in pursuit.