Shattered By Her Sister’s Demise, Puppy Hides So She Doesn’t Pass Away Too

When these two babies were dumped by a cruel owner, they had no other choice but to fend for themselves. The pups were barely old enough to scavenge for food but they still tried.

The puppies were part of an unwanted litter and instead of being properly rehomed, their “owner” dumped them on the side of the road.

Sadly, one puppy was killed by a car when she tried to find food. Her sister was understandably heartbroken.

She didn’t realize her sister had passed away and snuggled up against her body to keep warm. A passerby saw the pups and called a local rescue.

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The surviving puppy didn’t understand why her sister wasn’t moving anymore and she didn’t want to end up just like her. She found a safe spot behind a fence and refused to come out.

When rescuers arrived, they did all they could to coax her out but it didn’t work. Finally, a rescuer brought out some yummy food and that convinced her. She must’ve been starving!

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Even though the puppy was determined to stay on the other side of the fence, she couldn’t resist her rescuer’s little voice calling out to her.

Her empty tummy and big heart got the best of her and she came out of hiding with her tail wagging a mile a minute!

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The rescuer scooped her up and took her to be evaluated by the vet. The puppy was named her Gio. Gio was malnourished and covered in mange. Her tiny body was also loaded with fleas and ticks.

Her blood work indicated that she was also anemic. The vet put her on a high-calorie diet and iron infusions. She would also take a medicated bath daily to address her mange.

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Gio’s story was posted on social media and a woman saw her photo. She knew instantly that this puppy was meant to be with her!

They met at the vet clinic and Gio agreed! This was definitely her new mama! Once Gio was medically cleared, she could go to her new home.

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Gio is now the center of her mom’s world. They love to go to the park and run and play. While Gio’s life had a tragic start, she is now living her best days thanks to her wonderful rescue.

We are saddened that her sister wasn’t saved in time. We take some comfort knowing Gio is thriving in her new home.

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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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