They Came In To Rescue A “Wolf”, But Soon Realized It Was “Not A Wolf” At All

Hope For Paws received a call about a wounded “wolf” lurking around in a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Despite being a dog rescue, they decided to go and see if they could help.

When they arrived at the fenced yard where someone had contained the “wolf” in, they were in for a shock!

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Just one look at the shabby, disfigured creature was enough for the rescuers to tell that she was NOT a wolf! While they weren’t sure about her DNA, they decided to rescue her anyway.

They named her Julia, and rushed her to the hospital to treat her oozing, bleeding and infected skin.

Despite being mistaken as a wolf, Julia proved herself to be the gentlest soul who lovingly embraced every human.

Sadly, the rescuers found that Julia was severely emaciated after starving for months. Her health had worsened due to a bad case of mange that caused her paws to be sore and swollen.

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As the rescuers gave Julia a medicated bath, the grey dirt washed off and her dog-like coat was finally visible. They then trimmed her overgrown nails, and began giving her proper meals.

After being steadily cared for months, Julia transformed into a healthy dog with gorgeous fur! On top of that, a DNA test has revealed that she is actually a Husky – German Shepherd cross!

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Julia has been adopted into an amazing forever home where she is living the grand life with her humans and her doggie siblings.

Julia’s journey has been full of ups and downs but she has put her life back together like a champ. We’re so proud of her!

Click the video below to watch how a “wolf” distress call turned into the most memorable doggie rescue.

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12 Things You’re Doing That Your Dog Hates:

For most people, dogs are not just our pets, they are our family members. When you bring a dog into your life, things just seem to get a lot more exciting. 

There’s few things that are better than coming home after a long day of work and having your beloved furbaby happily greet you at the door.

While we love our pups and they love us back unconditionally, there are a few “annoying habits” that our dogs may not really like.

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Here are 12 pet peeves that many dogs have, according to Bright Side:

Hugging- While it’s hard to resist giving our pups a big squeeze, many dogs feel restricted and consider it a controlling act.

Using words more than body language- Of course, dogs can understand a select few words, but we all know that they can’t comprehend every single thing we are saying. Because of this, dogs tend to watch our body language to understand what we are trying to tell them.


Patting their heads– Similar to the hugging, many dogs don’t like when their personal space is invaded. Most would prefer being pet on their back or even scratched behind their ears.

Keeping eye contact– Looking straight into a dog’s eyes without blinking, especially a dog you don’t know, may come across as an act of assertion or dominance. If you’re meeting a new dog for the first time, it’s important not to make strong eye contact right off the bat.


Lacking rules and structure- Since it’s not always easy for dogs and humans to communicate with each other with words, it’s important for them to have rules and structure so that they can feel more comfortable in a routine and have trust in you.

Keeping them on a tight leash- If you hold the leash too tightly, it can make the pup feel stressed or uneasy.

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Not letting them explore and smell- The majority of dogs love to see the world around them instead of being cooped up inside all day. They enjoy sniffing around and visiting new places. Keeping them inside and not letting them explore could make them feel depressed or isolated.

Forcing them to interact with dogs/people they don’t like- Putting your dog in an uncomfortable position can end up badly for either them, or for the dog/person that they feel uncomfortable around. Even if your dog is not aggressive, they may act in a defensive manner if they’re forced to be near someone they don’t want to interact with.


Being tense- Pets are very good at sensing our moods and feelings, so if we are tense and stressed, our dogs may start to feel that way too.

Being boring- Dogs are energetic, playful animals and love to have some excitement in their lives. They can feel lonely easily if left home alone all day, so it’s important to show them attention and play with them whenever you get the chance.

Exposing them to strong smells- A dog’s smell is nearly 40 times greater than ours, so certain fragrances like air fresheners or cleaning sprays that may not affect us, could really bother them. Make sure to keep things like this a good distance from them. 

Bathing them- While not all dogs dread bath time, many of them do. Using a slip-resistant mat at the bottom of the tub could help them feel more comfortable. The temperature of the water should be lukewarm, not too hot and not too cold.

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Of course, our dogs will love us unconditionally no matter what, but paying attention to the things that bother them could help strengthen the relationship you share with them even more!

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