Deeply-Wounded Dog Distorted From Pain & Fear Wouldn’t Stop Looking Up

A fearful dog that had been badly injured was rescued in the nick of time! The young dog was found lying in the street by a woman and she brought him to a nearby vet clinic.

He was wounded inside and out. It was obvious that his fear was so severe and deep-rooted that it would take time, and a lot of patience, to earn his trust.

The day after the dog came to the vet, Ermioni with DAR Animal Rescue, introduced herself. The poor pup struggled to stand upright.

His whole body ached. He was also carrying the weight of the world on his little puppy shoulders.

He’s likely never known kindness in his life! He was so fearful that he just looked up, refusing to make eye contact.

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Ermioni started to work with him slowly to try and gain his trust. She sat on the floor with him and gave him some food. The dog was still very hesitant.

The experienced rescuer knows to take it slow with him. She gives him some pets and tells him she will be back the next day!

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With Ermioni’s gentle persistence, the sweet dog makes some progress a few days later. He actually wags his tail when he sees her. It may not seem like a big deal… but it is!

Ermioni knows that dogs like this one need as much love and affection as possible without overstepping his space. She gives him exactly what he needs and he rewards his new favorite human with a smile!

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While the vet continues to treat the pup, Ermioni comes in daily to remind him that he’s loved. She bathes him and grooms him and he looks so much better.

His spine is doing better too and he can walk around a bit easier. Ermioni hates leaving him at the vet clinic in a confined kennel but it won’t be for long!

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The vet calls a few days later and tells Ermioni that she can pick him up so long as she sticks to his strict routine. He still has some healing to do!

Ermioni agrees. Seeing her embrace the frightened dog as she tells him, “you’re coming with me this time…” is just amazing!

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When they arrive at DAR’s shelter, the dog is shown his new temporary home. It’s much roomier than the vet kennel and he has his own bed and toys.

Still, Ermioni is sad because she’d rather he’d be placed right into a home. But it’s the best they can do for now.

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The rescue group will continue to look for a forever home for the deserving pooch. We are so happy he was rescued and is in a loving environment.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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