Shelters can be incredibly scary places for dogs.
Even an animal who might not normally behave in aggressive or territorial ways might be so frightened by the shelter environment that they act out. This unfortunately means that amazing dogs who need a forever home may not appeal to families or may seem too dangerous to even put up for adoption.
That was the case for Edie, a Maltese who was scheduled to be euthanized. An hour before she was going to be killed, someone stepped in and took the pup to a friend for an evaluation.
Edie was so terrified that she defecated on herself, but the kind man’s simple act changed everything. Watch how it all unfolded below.