When Janine Guido received a call about a stray dog wandering in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania neighborhood she drove out to see what she could do. The Pit Bull was rummaging in the garbage of a back alley when Guido, who is the founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, spotted her and decided to try to approach her.
Guido described what is happening in the video on Speranza Animal Rescue’s Facebook page:
“I got a call this morning regarding a stray dog in Harrisburg. She was seen sleeping on a lady’s front porch,”
“By the time I got there she had left… I decided to drive around for a few minutes and that’s when I spotted her – eating out of a pile of trash.”
“I got out of my car and tried to approach her. Her tail was tucked tight , and she gave me a growl as if saying back off. I continued to follow her down through several alleys. She would keep looking back at me – show me her teeth and let out a few more barks.
“I got out of my car and tried to approach her. Her tail was tucked tight , and she gave me a growl as if saying back off.
“I continued to follow her down through several alleys. She would keep looking back at me – show me her teeth and let out a few more barks.
“After about 10 minutes of this , she came to a stop. She stood there and stared at me. I knew this was my chance.
“I sat down in the alleyway about 10 feet from her. She continued to bark at me. I turned my back to her and just began talking… I assured her it was ok now. I told her I was not here to hurt her. I just wanted to help.
“I could feel her come behind me and she began to sniff me all over. I kept talking… she then came around towards my front and so gently sniffed my cheek.
“What she did next absolutely made my heart sink – she lifted her left paw up at my face and then so gently curled up into a ball in my lap. She looked up at me with those eyes and gave me a quick kiss on the forehead. A kiss that was her way of saying thank you.
“Welcome to the family , Dolly ♡”
Just looking at Dolly a day after her rescue, you can tell how happy she is to be off the streets!
Guido established Speranza Animal Rescue, a registered 501c3 non-profit, a few years ago and since then has saved many dogs that no one else will. Here’s hoping Dolly is in good health and finds a forever family soon!
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