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Family Dumps Loyal Dog At Shelter Because They Are Having A Baby

He sat terrified and wondered what he did that was so wrong that his family abandoned him...  

Dogs check out their family as their pack and would never abandon them. People got to check out dogs as members of the family and not as disposable objects when life changes. A loving 3-year-old German shepherd was dumped by his family because they acknowledged they were having a baby.



The young dog named Rocco was hunched over and shaking sort of a leaf within the back of a kennel at Dallas Animal Services. His family abandoned him there and he didn't know why. His sad eyes searched asking ‘why am I here?’ to anyone who walked by. A shelter are often very stressful with all the unfamiliar smells, noises, and other people .

A woman visiting the shelter noticed Rocco trembling in fear, so she took a video and posted it online in hopes that a rescue group would absorb the gentle dog. Preethi Pillaipakkam, a foster through DFW German shepherd Rescue, saw the video and immediately visited the shelter to rescue Rocco.

Photos: Instagram/roccostar_gsd


“The shelter is never the environment for a dog like Rocco,” Pillaipakkam told The Dodo. “He was very timid and scared to urge into the car. He even hid beneath the seat within the car. He was pacing a touch and seemed very stressed.”


Rocco was underweight, weighing only 60 pounds. Pillaipakkam took Rocco home to relax and are available out of his shell. At first, Rocco was very timid and confused on where he was. Slowly, with the assistance of another German shepherd within the home, Rocco began to play with toys.

Photos: Instagram/roccostar_gsd



“This may be a giant step for Rocco who had completely pack up ,” posted Pillaipakkam to an Instagram page made only for Rocco

Hundreds of applications came pouring certain Rocco after his shelter video went viral. A lucky woman was chosen to be Rocco’s new mom. He will spend his days twiddling with another dog and cuddling together with his new family. His new mom took over his Instagram page, so make certain to still follow it for updates on Rocco.

Photos: Instagram/roccostar_gsd



We wish him all the happiness within the world. many thanks to everyone involved in saving him.
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