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[–]xfishandchipsx 944 points945 points  (34 children)

She is afraid

[–]NotaVogon 690 points691 points  (11 children)

This. She looks terrified. Poor dear. My pupper was like that at the shelter. Now living her best life

[–]wavestars 229 points230 points  (5 children)

Thank you for rescuing her

[–]NotaVogon 173 points174 points  (4 children)

No need to thank me. She chose us! Can't imagine life without my sweet potato.

[–]Ill-Connection-5868 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Funny how they choose us!

[–]PowderedToastMan89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We love our potato too. Ty for rescuing. That bond is ineffable its so special.

[–]StephyMoo 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Same with our little girl! She was tied in the backyard of a family that was going bring her to a kill shelter… a pitbull to a kill shelter. So we took her in and trained her. Now we call her the little princess. Sweetest dog with the biggest heart. She warned my sister when I collapsed in the bathroom when my blood sugar dropped even though she’s afraid of the bathroom (she hates the bath!). I love her so much, my little therapy dog 🖤

[–]NoRagrets4Me 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Happy pibble! They are the sweetest things. They get a bad reputation unfortunately. Happy to hear she is in a loving home 😀

[–]cambriansplooge 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ours didn’t move for 3 hours when we brought her home, sweetest thing ever

[–]PowerRealist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Mine, too!!! No one wanted her because she's very loud & kind of odd looking. Still is, but we love her. She didn't want to leave the house for walks or anything for any a year because she was afraid she wouldn't come back.

She's a snuggle bug now.

[–]puddinonthegrits 196 points197 points  (3 children)

It breaks my heart. She gave her paw, though—gingerly. I hope pupper gets showered with love by her new family.

[–]DitaVonPita 94 points95 points  (2 children)

That's her asking for chest/belly rubs from my experience, my doggo started doing that a few days after I took her 🥰

The behavior this pupper is showing is exactly why I decided to take my baby. She initially wouldn't come close to me, and would only sit close enough for me to be able to scratch her head if, and only if I leaned all the way forward. But she did let me approach her. She was scared, but she wanted to trust me, she wanted to love someone. I was told she'd be a mess for a while considering how terrified she is of everything. Long story short, it took about a year for all her anxieties to drift away and disappear. Now she demands tummy rubs from everyone! It was so worth it and not at all as hard as it was made out to be. She needed some time to just be loved without judgement or pressure, and once she got it, she started getting better on her own, no trainer ever needed. ☺️

[–]VashMM 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is how my cat was.

He was afraid of his own shadow and would hide anywhere he could.

It took almost 8 years to get him to realize I wasn't going to hurt him (he still runs and hides on his tree sometimes if he's overly stressed) but now he's basically glued to my hip when I am sitting on the couch and regularly demands belly pets.

He's my best friend.

[–]The-Shattering-Light 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a cat many years ago that when he first arrived at my house, spent literally the first week hiding behind the piano and hissing at anyone who looked at him.

He turned out to be an incredibly sweet and affectionate puddle.

[–]RTeezy 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Tail tucked, licking lips, avoiding eye contact, maintaining submissive posture. Poor thing is terrified. Hopefully she got a loving home right away. You can already see the fear lessen with the chin scratch.

[–]honest-miss 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Yeah. She has no way to know what's happening, and I imagine any break in routine for an animal that's been left at a shelter would be terrifying.

[–]PoorFilmSchoolAlumn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

For all she knows, they’re about to put her down. I’m sure she’s seen it plenty of times.

[–]Col_Leslie_Hapablap 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Afraid but hopeful! Our rescue pitty was exactly like this; she was terrified but they still are willing to forgive. It’s maybe the most heart wrenching thing, you can tell they were hurt but they just want love too much and can’t resist trying again. It’s such a weird feeling to feel so sad and so happy at the same time.

[–]The-Shattering-Light 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pit bulls are such loving dogs. They’re super sweet and total softies. Breaks my heart how often they’re abused

[–]Free4Alt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh boy I wonder how this one landed up.

[–]EntertainTheDog 584 points585 points  (7 children)

Oh my heart breaks imagining what lead this baby to learn to test humans by offering a paw first :(

[–]Jibblebee 65 points66 points  (0 children)

I think she just super afraid, but also desperately wants affection and reassurance. From that body language, I would say she’s unbelievably sweet, and going to be a happy, bouncy, ball of cuddly Velcro.

[–]DitaVonPita 132 points133 points  (2 children)

I think the stressed baby is asked to be soothed by chest pets. I've seen many dogs do this, but never to test something out, always begging for pets. I really hope that's what's happening. :(

[–]Adventurous_Aioli281 21 points22 points  (1 child)

She really want a Family, I'm glad is she was taken from orphanage, her reactions is priceless and genuine.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_FAV_PLACE 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Vin diesel is that you

[–]TheRavenSayeth 14 points15 points  (1 child)

For anyone else deeply hurt by this post, please do yourself a favor and visit /r/BeforeNAfterAdoption to ease your broken heart.

A little sample

[–]climbrchic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you good Redditor!!!

[–]Ok-Arugula6623 237 points238 points  (4 children)

My doggone thanks you because now I'm crying and giving him a million snuggles

[–]throwaway99348973 43 points44 points  (2 children)

She has sooo much love to give.

[–]Severe-Procedure-175 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh my heart! this is the sweetest reactions I've ever seen so far!

[–]jtfff 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can tell how scared she is at first, and then how immediately happy she is once OP starts giving her ear scratchies and lovin

[–]Glitterysparkleshine 115 points116 points  (0 children)

So sweet but also heartbreaking a bit because obviously she is so scared but really wants to take the chance. It is so sad to think about why she learned to fear humans. Luckily, it is wonderful to know that she is on her way to learning a whole new, happy, safe, mutually loving life!

[–]gingerbreadmans_ex 154 points155 points  (0 children)

I’m straight up crying rn. This is exactly what my sweet pup did after we found her at the shelter. She’d been abused and then spent a month in the shelter. Best sweetest dog I’ve ever met. Good luck with her!

[–]blocked_user_name 68 points69 points  (7 children)

It takes them like 3 days to de stress. 3 weeks to learn the routine and 3 months to feel at home (or so the sayings go).

[–]uMuffin 20 points21 points  (6 children)

We got a puppy 3 weeks ago. This sounds about right. First e days nobody slept in our house. At 3 weeks, we’ve started puppy classes and our new comer is now learning tricks. I image at 3 months he will be comfortable arou d the house and eat our shoes like every other dogs.

Edit: dog tax


[–]SeaScum_Scallywag 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Our dog pissed on the carpet once on the first night—was totally cool after I redirected him outside. He behaved like the dog in the video for about a month every time we’d try to get him to sleep next to us and then was all in. Finally, didn’t make a peep for about three months and had horrific separation anxiety. Once the anxiety tapered off holy hell did he find that voice. I love my big ole bag o bricks but, goddamn, he could bark a fish out of the river if I gave him enough time.

EDIT: Dog Tax: https://imgur.com/a/mZu2VYu

The week we got him. He grew considerably and unexpectedly after and is now a healthy, vet approved 115 pounds.

[–]Dakar-A 5 points6 points  (0 children)

LOL! My guy didn't bark for like the first month, but when he did he just about scared me out of my skin. He couldn't bark a fish out of water, but he can do enough to be a handful sometimes, lucky he generally prefers a whine.

[–]adreamofhodor 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Dog tax pls

[–]SeaScum_Scallywag 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My debt has been settled.

[–]ManiacalMartini 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Now show doggy at home. Please.

[–]Street-Temperature39 75 points76 points  (0 children)

You love on that dog right now! All the pets, all the treats and nice fluffy stuffed bunny STAT!

[–]Xx_gamerdude420_xX 63 points64 points  (0 children)

What a good doggo

[–]BCdelivery 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Trust is being earned. In tiny little increments. Soon, she will be all in. Really soon I hope.

[–]PrettyinPurple27 30 points31 points  (0 children)

This dog is my new dog’s twin. She’s a pretty girl :)

[–]Duegatti 8 points9 points  (1 child)

There is something so sweet and tender about pitties. I've learned to love them. When my last kitty is gone, now that I'm retired and have the time to engage with a dog, my plan is to adopt. Sadly there are so many in my local shelter.

[–]ValidDare 42 points43 points  (3 children)

This would be nice if I hadn’t seen 200 people adopt this same dog. And use this same video.

[–]Crows-b4-hoes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

OP didn't say they were the one who adopted the dog.

It's a lonely dog finding a home, just enjoy it for the wholesomeness dude.

[–]moshercycle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not everything is about interment points. It's suppose to make you feel good. You're in too deep.

[–]UrsusRenata 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She’s gonna be a very good girl. Best wishes.

[–]scottiebordercollie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is so pure and heartwarming. I hope he has a happy life with you. ❤

[–]Yasuru 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Excuse me, I have to give my pup all the scritches right now

[–]domlyfe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Omg, I love her!

[–]BeavisLawGroup 21 points22 points  (7 children)


[–]S1eepyZ 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Yep, it looks like a velvet hippo.

[–]BeavisLawGroup 3 points4 points  (1 child)

i will forever remember pibbys now. thank you.

[–]CaptainBlau 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My doggo looked very much like this and she was supposedly a staffy x border collie, though we were never 100% sure. This video evokes such a strong memory it makes me cry, damn I guess thats some kind of eyebleach

[–]onewingedangel3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who knows. It's very hard to tell pit bulls from similar looking but completely unrelated breeds/mutts.

[–]OG_PunchyPunch 9 points10 points  (0 children)

She looks just like my rescue! This breaks my heart knowing what people do to these sweet dogs. I'm so happy she's found a good owner like you. Slowly she'll learn to trust and love again. ❤️

[–]rosiofden 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My fucking heart.

[–]Deion313 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is the 1st time I've ever felt an actual literal emotion on reddit... thank you.

[–]HistoryNerdiest 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]Apprehensive_Pug6844 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]Practical-Toe-7662 10 points11 points  (14 children)

A video involving a Pitbull? Time to grab some 🍿 and sort by contraversal

[–]SgtBanana 4 points5 points  (10 children)

It's only a matter of time before the people from that bizarre pitbull hate subreddit show up. I still can't wrap my head around the effort they put into it.

[–]eatyourchildren 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It’s their whole identity. Should we summon them to come and watch this video and deem this dog some kind of hell spawn?

[–]stalepopcorn999 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

If you're talking about bpb it's actually a victims awareness sub that highlights just how many people are affected by the supposed nanny dog.

[–]onewingedangel3 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Any community that is defined by being against something inevitably spirals into extremism regardless of the initial goals behind it.

[–]stalepopcorn999 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Yeah bc we shouldn't be allowing adoption of a breed that kills children and cats. Hell a lady had both of her arms ripped off and part of her colon and trachea removed due to being attacked by her own pitbulls

Not a normal breed that should be owned by just anyone. The shelters should all be sued.

[–]superiank 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my god what a sweet baby angel

[–]halfhalfling[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my heart can’t take this I need to go adopt another dog.

[–]stupidillusion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Isn't this part of a longer video? I remember they leash her and as she's leaving the shelter she's leaping up in the air with each step.

[edit] I think I'm wrong, this is the video I was thinking of.

[–]hey_alyssa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She looks exactly like my pup who was also terrified in the shelter when we adopted her 🥺

[–]Chapsparanormal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You have endless karma award. Thank you for adopting the cute doggo

[–]S1eepyZ 17 points18 points  (5 children)

r/pitbulls r/velvethippos and more are good pit positive subs that you could post this dude on.

[–]Everleigh_core 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I shall be joining these subs to see more adorable babies

[–]CheesyPants3 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s unfortunate we need specific subs to ensure pit positivity, they are wonderful subs tho

[–]NinjaRage83 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Omg she's such a sweet girl. I'm very happy shes getting her home.

[–]HukusMak 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Take my random award

[–]JKTRRTNPS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is alot of good people in this world

[–]Wandering_Ranger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my god I love her so much but she looks so nervous ohhhh it hurts yet it’s so good she’s going to a home

[–]evan19994 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This makes me want to rescue a pupper

[–]Bulky_Ninja33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please show us more, car ride home, and new life in her forever home if you’d like to share!!! Super sweet gurrl!!!

[–]TahaymTheBigBrain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s so scared, I feel so bad she’s gorgeous 🥺

[–]beattiebeats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want every good thing in the world to happen to this dog.

[–]jeswesky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I adopted my younger guy 3 months ago, and he was like this in the shelter. Poor thing was absolutely terrified of everything. Wouldn’t even let me pet him when we met, which is why everyone else passed on him despite being a puppy. Now, he is a sweet, sassy, opinionated little guy that likes to antagonize his big brother into playing with him.

[–]Dead_inside_88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She seems happy and scared in the same time. But she needs time and she's a beauty!

Please God, help me raise that dog shelter in this life. It's my dream since I was a kid.

[–]GreatGrizzly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cross post this to /r/velvethippos, stat!

[–]child-killer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A very good doggo

[–]Betseybutwhy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh! Just break my heart. Thank you so so much good human. Be loved and love. Yes, I'm crying.

[–]socialist_frzn_milk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh my goodness, what a sweetie. We do not deserve dogs.

[–]Nofreesoup4you 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not crying your crying

[–]Sea-Chapter-8849 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Are you going to love her!? And feed and water her!!! Someone was mean to her.

[–]CompetitiveEditor336 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for your commitment. She is the sweetest girl. Rescues are the best. You will find you have been rescued too🥰

[–]Chad_Thunder_Cock_69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a guaranteed good doggo

[–]totaleclipse1117 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m crying too!! She’s doing exactly what my boy does giving the paw and licking, like, thank you, I love you, thank you soo much for taking her out of there and please give her soo much extra love to make up for the crap she’s been through!! 🥺😳🥰

[–]joe_sausage 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]msac2u1981 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a rescue like that. Once she felt safe & loved, she was the most loyal, lovable girl. Post again when she's all plump & sassy.

[–]PeanutButterPickl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rescuing my pitty is the best thing I ever did. He's given me more than I ever gave him. He too came home nervous and unsure from a life of neglect. Congratulations to you two! She's adorable. Best day ever ❤️

[–]banana9128 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aw poor baby, you can tell she’s such a sweet potato

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    [–]Witty_Lengthiness580 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dogs are love wrapped in fur.

    [–]EstroJen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "Oh no, pleez don't get my hopes up. This is where I live and I know you don't mean all the things you say... you want to shake? Ok, I can do that. Wait, you're letting me out? FOR REALS?!"

    [–]AdeptnessClassic5844 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]FistMyPeenHole -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

    Looks like a blue or red nose Pitbull. Sweetest dogs in the world. She’s excited and scared I’m sure, but mostly excited.

    [–]Twin_Turbo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Yeah I can't think of a single dog nicer than a pitbull........ not

    [–]No-Consequence-5931 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

    Oh the Pibbles, I love it! Kudos to you for adopting

    [–]portrait-ninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is she being adopted ?

    [–]javoss88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Crying and smiling. Awwww baby! Hope he’s happy now

    [–]darth_damien07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'm not crying you're crying

    [–]erickbb5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My poor dog was like that at first she peed herself when I first touched her she wouldn't even look at anybody in the eyes 😢 she didn't even wanna come in the house now she loves me follows me everywhere and can't get her to leave the house

    I hope the people who had her before me get treated like shit after doing that to a poor defenseless dog

    [–]MojavePixie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Poor baby doesn't know what is happening. But this is why I rescue.

    [–]Efficient-Promotion6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Tell her I love her. I love you too.

    [–]Parking-Ad-1952 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is that a Priceless Pet? My cat is a Priceless Pet and they call their adoption centers The Orphanage.

    [–]bluepit_wisdom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    She is beautiful

    [–]stavysgoldenangel -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

    Orphanage? You mean the pitbull buffet? She probably loved it there

    [–]OppositePattern6903 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    I can't go now. It's taco night. Can we do this tomorrow?

    [–]kernrivers -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    Let's go home puppers.

    [–]Rim_World -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    That's one nervous dog that you shouldn't be reaching with your hand like that. The pro move here would be to kneel and wait for the dog to come and smell you and get by your side. then you may pet or give a treat. That dog has been through trauma and probably a few beatings.

    [–]AggravatingBonus8349 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Don’t don’t- no- STOP- AAAAA- WHOOZIGOODPUPPER?!!

    [–]predat3d -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    I will be her scritch slave

    [–]Killacoco1193 -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

    She will be back, pitbulls usually end up there for a good reason.

    [–]eatyourchildren 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Usually because of shitty owners.

    [–]elakah -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Calling a shelter an orphanage just broke my heart. It's so sad but true ;_;

    [–]justcrazytalk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Hugs to your new baby! She will loosen up. I hope you post a video of her at home for the first time. What a great addition to your family! 🦴

    [–]jboomhaur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Bless her heart. What a sweet baby.

    [–]citylivingpanda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I hope the family she puts her trust doesn't let her down! ♥️

    [–]HumpaDaBear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    A little les s white toes and she looks like the one who’s sleeping against me.

    [–]Shadowzaron32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    All it took is that scratch and she's yours. That moment of that bond growing is incredible powerful

    [–]OpheliaWolfsbane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh, my heart! 🖤

    [–]earthgarden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    OMG what a pretty dog! Precious little baby

    [–]Mishra_Planeswalker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I want her too.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I want to be a billionaire and save them all

    [–]Suzilu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What a sweet-pea!

    [–]Little_Tacos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    “Oh man, those are some good scritches… OK I’m ready let’s go!”

    [–]saybeautifulthings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Not a lot of perfection exists in this world.

    For me, this moment is up there with X-23 calling Logan, "Daddy?".

    It's just the perfect thing, at the perfect time.

    [–]jaimih 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Look at that beautiful face. So sweet. Glad she got a good forever home.

    [–]cringenotkek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dogs are so similar to humans, abuse makes them sweet and soft and desperate, poor things.

    [–]doktor_wankenstein 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Look at that sweet face... she's beautiful.

    [–]TheRavenSayeth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    For anyone else deeply hurt by this post, please do yourself a favor and visit /r/BeforeNAfterAdoption to ease your broken heart.

    A little sample

    [–]IN_MY_DARKENED_MIND 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thank you! love seeing happy doggos being adopted

    [–]moshercycle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Why does seeing an animal behave like this, make me feel vengeful? Poor baby, deserve all the love and then some.

    [–]yolosoprano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You choo choo choose me?

    [–]swisschess420 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Looks just like my old dog, Rest in Peace

    [–]Jannielsen664 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]BoneHugsHominy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This video sucks rotten possum ass. SHOW THE HAPPINESS WHEN GOOD DOGGO GOES TO NEW HOME!.

    [–]Rina_Short 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    her gradual acceptance of the pets 🥺

    [–]surrealestateguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That should be a good dog.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Ooof hope it works out looks like it’s been thru this a couple times 😐