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Dog stays at the same spot for a week as he waits for owner to return after he abandoned him outside during winter

 A 2-year-old pit bull puppy never thought when his former owner took him to outside along side some boxes of unwanted belongings, it might be the last time he saw his former owner.

In December 2016, an adorable pit bull mix named Ollie-Loo was left stranded by himself on a harsh winter day after his owner moved to a replacement home and abandoned him.

Not knowing that he had been abandoned by his owner, Ollie-Loo waited for days within the same exact spot where he was abandoned

Winters in Detroit are often extremely harsh where temperatures often drop below zero degrees in the dark . However, Ollie-Loo never budged faraway from the spot as he hoped for his owner to return and obtain him back.

Luckily, he was later rescued five days before Christmas after someone made an urgent call to the Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) about Ollie-Loo.

Volunteers from the animal rescue organization including Terri Looby quickly rushed to the spot where the dog was abandoned

In an interview with The Dodo, Looby recalled the instant when she and her co-worker saw Ollie-Loo hiding underneath the boxes for a few warmth.

“As soon because the dog heard us, he picked his head and checked out me. I said, ‘Hi baby, it’s OK. Come see me.’ His tail was wagging, and he jumped off the chair and began limping toward me. He knew he was safe!” Looby said.

She added that a neighbour of the dog’s former owner told them that Ollie-Loo had been abandoned outside for over every week after his owner was evicted from the house. The owner initially abandoned Ollie-Loo and another smaller dog but they came back to urge the smaller dog and left Hell bull puppy alone.

Looby also shared that the puppy may haven't eaten for days once they rescued him as Ollie-Loo quickly jumped to the rear seat of their car as soon as he smelled food

“He smelled the chicken patty that I had brought with us. We told him, ‘It’s OK, plow ahead and eat it.’ He grabbed that chicken patty so fast,” Looby said.

Fortunately, Olli-Loo didn't suffer from any health problems except a broken femur despite being abandoned within the freezing Detroit winter

He had undergone surgery after he was delivered to the animal shelter

As for Looby, she was thankful that Ollie-Loo managed to adapt well to his new home after a replacement owner adopted him shortly after he was rescued

“Ollie-Loo has been a really sweet, happy, tail-wagging puppy who just wants a family to like him and not toss him out like he's trash..,” Looby said.

It is so heartbreaking to ascertain how Ollie-Loo kept expecting his owner to return at the spot where he was abandoned. Hopefully, he will never need to undergo an equivalent ordeal again and finds the love he deserves at his new home.