When Heather Vargas first saw a picture of a Schnauzer named Kingsley she fell in love with him. When she learned how he had been found and what had happened to him, she knew she had to rescue him.
“Kingsley was found tied to a tree on some country land. He had been neglected, beaten, and starved. His hair was matted and painful from not being taken care of.”
“After they shaved him, he was found to have numerous wounds on his body. Some were old scars and some were fresh and bloody. How anyone could beat a 15 pound schnauzer is beyond me. I wish a special hell for them.”
“You can still see how skittish and skinny he is. He was so abused he was afraid of most people, especially men. But this is the picture I saw online and fell in love with. I knew I had to rescue him.”
“The night we adopted him. The people who found him had him for about a month before we adopted him (they’re a small rescue organization). He had bonded with one of the women and was not happy about leaving her. It broke my heart. But now I’m his main woman so it’s all OK.”
“First month in his new home. So many things we had to work on. Potty training (he’d never been in a house before), barking, possessiveness (he took to me quickly and tried to fend off my husband if he came near), car rides, etc. He didn’t even know how to play with toys.”
“My goob :)”
“He picked up everything so quickly! We’re now 2-weeks accident free and he’s gotten most “dog things” down. He loves fetch, car rides, cuddles, vegetables, and dryer sheets (he’s a weird one).”
“My boy today. He’s filled out to his ideal weight and is getting super fluffy. We’re taking him to the groomer later this month for a proper schnauzer cut. He’s come such a long way, and it’s been a battle sometimes. But when he’s snuggled in my lap and gently gives my hand or face a kiss, I know how grateful he is and how it’s all worth it.”
“I’m trying to do everything I can to make up for his past and show him the love he hasn’t known for 3 years,” says Heather. “I want to find the person who did that to him and tie THEM to a tree and leave them there. But he’s such an amazing dog and has come around completely.”
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