Archie was found wandering the streets of Romania with a chain embedded in his neck.
Rescuers believe he had been chained when he was a little puppy and as he grew, the chain tightened and remained embedded in his neck.
The chain was essentially strangling him and causing a deep, life-threatening wound around his neck.
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According to Howl Of A Dog, it is perfectly legal in Romania to chain dogs up, and many people tether their dogs in backyards and use them as guarding “tools.”
Thankfully, How Of A Dog was able to rescue Archie and cut the chain off his neck. His wound was treated and thankfully it began to heal nicely as the days went on.
Although his wound was healing, he still had many emotional scars that would take more time and patience to heal.
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Because of everything he had gone through, he was very timid and afraid of basically everything including people and noises.
Eventually, he realized that not all people are mean and his rescuers just wanted to help him.
Despite his past, Archie proved to be a very sweet-natured, affectionate pup who loves everyone.
He is very playful and friendly with other dogs, loves going for walks and car rides, and has fun playing with all of his toys. The only thing missing was a forever home.
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Not long after, Archie found a loving home in Pennsylvania with a couple named Beverly and Bryan! It’s been a year since he was adopted, and he is loving every second of his new life and family.
His new mom wrote an update to Howl Of A Dog that said: “He is doing amazing and has fit flawlessly into our family. I wake up every morning with him curled up across my feet or against my back dreaming peacefully.”
“He loves playing tug of war with his sisters with their giant rope toy and we’ve been taking him to local dog friendly businesses where people can’t get enough of him.”
“He is so smart and clever… He’s like a little bunny sometimes bouncing happily around the house and bounding into our laps. We love him so dearly”.
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