He Curled Up In A Ball, Waiting 2 Years For A Family Who’d Never Come For Him

When Richard first arrived at the shelter in July 2017, he was sick, starving, and hairless, yet still so sweet.

Despite everything he had been through, he continued to act like a complete gentleman. He was completely trusting of shelter staff, and even let them bathe him with ease.

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Just when Richard seemed to be getting better, things took a turn for the worst. He stopped eating and seemed to be fading away.

But he proved to still have a lot of fight left in him, and a few months later, he turned over a new leaf and seemed like a whole new dog.

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He looked like a whole new dog too. His hair had grown back into a beautiful coat, his eyes were wide and gleaming, and he just looked so much happier overall.

“Being around Richard calms you down, it makes you want to lay back and just enjoy the moment, contemplate, forget,” dog rescuer Valia Orfanidou wrote.

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Richard is a very pleasant dog to be around, almost in a therapeutic kind of way. Yet despite his gentle nature and loving ways, he still waits at the shelter, two and a half years later, without a home.

“I just want to go to the shelter one day and not see him there,” Orfanidou wrote. “I don’t want him to be there anymore, he belongs outside, he belongs to the world, he belongs to a family.”

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To adopt Richard please email: info@saveagreekstray.com.

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Lucky Elderly Man Is Greeted Every Day By A “Friend” Who Crawls Out Of The Ice:

We’ve all seen some unique and unlikely friendships over the years, but this one here may take the cake!

One day, a starving otter appeared at an elderly man’s door wanting some food. Ever since, Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter have been inseparable best friends.

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It all started when Seppo fed worms and fish to the small and malnourished otter who was clearly looking for food.

After that, the friendly animal repaid the kindness by visiting the man at his home in Punkaharju in easter Finland. This was the start of something special.

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There’s no way Seppo could’ve ever imagined it’d all lead to this. This adorably unique friendship is one for the ages, and it’s something you have to see to believe.

There’s nothing like the bond between two friends regardless of the species! 🙂

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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet

Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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