Tony the German Shepherd was sitting at a shelter, 50 pounds overweight and feeling defeated. That’s when Lee Asher spotted Tony and instantly recognized that Tony had given up hope and just needed a family to believe in him.
The 150-pound dog also needed to lose a third of his weight. Tony was so heavy he couldn’t walk up stairs. He had no coordination and was used to getting no attention. But Asher’s home was the perfect remedy for this neglected dog. With a house full of rescue dogs, Tony had to learn to keep up with the pack. Not used to being encouraged, Tony soon learned to make new friends (including a girlfriend) and learn to love.
Tony’s weight loss is inspirational, but watching Tony feel accepted and loved that is absolutely heartwarming.