This dog, named Diesel, spent four years alone chained up in minus 40-degree weather in Yukon, Canada.
The ground was so freezing that he used to hold one paw off the ground while alternating paws so they wouldn’t get stuck to the ground.
He was isolated with no human contact, was attacked by loose dogs that he couldn’t get away from, and was even kicked in the mouth by a horse.
Thankfully, he was finally rescued by Animal Advocates, who made sure the rest of his life would be filled with love and comfort.
Once he was rescued, they flew him to a center in Vancouver. He was treated, and they removed nine tumors, as well as neutering him.
Since Diesel’s miraculous rescue he has become an amazing and inspiring companion. By the time Diesel arrived at his foster parents’ home, he had undergone a strenuous ordeal.
After almost 5 years at the end of a chain he was flown from the Yukon to Vancouver to be given a second chance at a better life. The sudden weight lifted from his neck must have been liberating but scary at the same time.
When he arrived he was unsure; so many new sights, smells and people, yet he still had a smile spread across his slobbery face.
His first night was spent in a secure and comfortable barn, protected from the beating rain and the harsh wind yet still significantly warmer than the -40 from where he came.
In the morning he awoke to the sight of his foster mom and dad, the smell of bacon, which he loves, and excitement of a walk through the snowy white hills of Maple Ridge.
That afternoon he was snoozing in his foster dad’s lap on the way to his first bath and haircut. Markeyda’s Grooming did a remarkable job of transforming the rough outer shell into a beautiful shiny coat.
Diesel’s disposition is that of a playful puppy. With so many smells to smell and adventures to go on he is loving his new unchained life. He sits, stays, comes, shakes a paw and kisses on command, he is comfortable with other dogs, even in groups.
Diesel has never shown any aggressive characteristics (he is wary of strangers but once introduced he is trusting and cuddly). He is house trained and is careful of furniture and people. His favorite things in the world are bacon, belly rubs and walks. He has so much love to give and isn’t shy about showing it.
Diesel’s transition has been like that of a fairy tale; the once questionable giant who people were scared to get close to; is now a beautiful friend and loyal companion.
Despite everything he’s been through, Diesel is a very friendly and lovable dog.
And thanks to these kind-hearted people, Diesel will be cherished for the rest of his days. Watch his story in the video below: