Stray dogs don’t live a good life. With no one to actually take care of them, stray dogs often go hungry and get afflicted with all sorts of diseases. Stray dogs fight for food all the time and they also don’t know when their next meal will be.
Thankfully, many animal rescue organizations are getting these dogs off the street and finding a forever home for them. However, many rescue dogs find it hard to adjust to their new lives. Many dogs that were strays before don’t know that they don’t have to worry about food anymore.
An adorable little dog named Neville was adopted by a woman named Susanne. Susanne first saw Neville’s photo on an animal rescue organization’s website and she instantly fell in love with the adorable Jack Russell Terrier mix. Despite already owning a rescue dog, Susanne wanted to rescue another one and she thought that Neville would be the perfect dog to add to her family.
Eventually, Susanne also learned that Neville was so traumatized during his days of living in the streets that he often sleeps with his food bowl. Susanne wasn’t fazed and all she wanted was to adopt Neville and give him the loving home that he deserves. Susanne waited outside the animal shelter for three hours so she could adopt Neville.
When Susanne finally took Neville home, she started to realize just how challenging taking care of Neville would be. Neville was so food insecure that he would fight Susanne’s other rescue dog for food. Neville ate from the floor and it was obvious that he was treated badly when he was a stray dog.
However, Susanne was determined and trained Neville to eat food from his own bowl and to stop fighting his doggie sibling. Eventually, Susanne made Neville realize that he will never go hungry again. However, Neville was so afraid that he would never get food again that he started sleeping with his food bowl.
Neville became obsessed with his food bowl and whenever he needs to go to sleep, he takes his food bowl on his bed and cuddles with it. Despite getting adopted by a loving family, Neville still carries the scars of his past. Here’s a heartwarming video showing Neville sleeping with his food bowl and the heartbreaking reason why.
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