Matted Mom Wouldn’t Let Anyone Near, Puppies Pawed At Her & Couldn’t Nurse

When a dog ends up on the street, it is up to them to take care of themselves. This is nearly impossible. Between finding food and proper shelter, strays are in a constant battle.

For one sweet stray, getting kicked out of her home caused significant trauma. Her soul wasn’t just crushed, it was borderline broken. But her story was just beginning…

A rescue group was notified about a dog that had been wandering the streets for quite some time. Her hair was overgrown and matted.

The weight of it was terribly uncomfortable. And to make matters more stressful, she had given birth to puppies. She now had to care for herself and her babies.

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Her puppies followed her everywhere, trying to nurse, but her matted hair got in the way. It was painful for her and frustrating for her babies.

Rescuers continued to follow the mama dog so they could save her but she was petrified of people. She was still carrying the weight of her past.

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The devoted rescuers were not going to give up on her. One woman put down a bowl of food and tried to coax her over. Still, Mama was hesitant.

She would get closer and then run away again. The rescuers tried another technique using a gentle snare but that too failed.

After hours of trying to capture Mama without success, the rescuers finally used a net. Once Mama was safe inside the vehicle, the woman picked up the puppies from beneath a car.

They didn’t seem as afraid of people which was an excellent sign. This likely means that the puppies haven’t been harmed and Mama did an amazing job protecting them.

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Now that all the dogs are safe, it’s time to take them to the vet. Everyone gets their shots and a thorough exam. Then it’s time for a bath!

Once Mama is groomed nicely and all the pups have had their rest, the rescuers want to work on socializing the dogs.

The puppies do great but Mama is so afraid. She trembles at the sight of anyone trying to get close to her.

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No one is going to give up on the mama dog, who they name Klara. The beautiful girl is worth every effort. She will learn what it’s like to feel safe and to feel loved.

To see what happens next, check out the video below! To say Klara’s story ends happily is a vast understatement. She truly gets her happily ever after.

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Please send your thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes to all the animals out there that need help.

If you want to volunteer in your area and help homeless pets, please reach out to your local shelter and/or rescue groups.

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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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