After all he’d been through, this little guy was nervous around people. Until he met a new friend who was just his size.
No one likes to feel alone, and this is exactly how most of us feel when we walk into a new and unknown world. The same can be said for animals, particularly when they are taken to an unfamiliar location.
This tiny puppy saved from a puppy mill has an interesting story to tell. Ruggles, a Shih-Tzu puppy, was saved from a puppy factory. The puppy is so small that it is only slightly larger than an adult’s hand. This puppy had a difficult start in life, and you can imagine how frightened and nervous he is after living in such a terrible environment. Cherokee County Animal Shelter volunteers took him in and cared for him. What he needed was a friend his own size.
Even a small puppy like Ruggles needs time to adjust to the new environment. He may have felt scared or nervous seeing a whole new world outside the puppy mill at some point.
They are very active and playful, as are all puppies and kittens. They had an instant connection the first moment they saw each other. They played with the toys that were spread on the floor and were never uncomfortable in each other’s company.
It didn’t take long for them to abandon the toys and just play naturally with each other. They were such good friends that you’d think they’d move on from their traumatic past. They were both able to live happily ever after.
They weren’t the same unfortunate pets they used to be after a few months. Ruggles overcame his serious health problems and turned into a handsome puppy. He was adopted by a wonderful family. He also became the Cherokee County Animal Shelter’s official ambassador.
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