The poodle had been spotted living homeless on the streets of LA for quite a while. The people in the area had been looking after him the best they could, feeding him and even trying to catch him to take him to a shelter. All unfortunately to no avail.
This was all until one day when the poodle seemed to be injured. At this point, someone called Hope for Paws, a rescue organisation based in Los Angeles. They told them about the situation and asked them to come and help the poor pooch. When rescuers arrived, Yankee was laying with his head sticking out from an alley, sad and defeated. He didn’t appear to be injured — it seemed that he had simply given up.
When rescuers arrived, Yankee, as he was to be called, was laying with his head sticking out from an alley, he looked sad, lonely and defeated. Although the rescuers couldn’t see any injuries — it seemed as though he’d simply given up.
When the rescuers slowly approached Yankee, he glanced up at them, but as they pulled out a leash, he instinctively started to growl at them. Eldad Hagar, the founder of Hope for Paws, stayed calm, he’s seen this kind of behaviour many times over and knew that the poodle was just scared, and quickly managed to slipped his leash over Yankee’s head.
After only few cautious moments, Hagar reached out to stroke him …
Many people from the neighbourhood to watch Yankee finally getting rescued, and they all hoped that he would find the forever home he so desperately deserved.
You can watch the incredible video below, tissues at the ready.
Once Yankee had been fully checked over by the vets and got cleaned up he went into foster care with Rescue From the Hart, where he met a young boy who very quickly became his best friend.
The boy helped Yankee to trust again and taught him the simple joys of running around a backyard with people you love.
The boy’s attention and devotion quickly transformed Yankee into a loving, energetic little dog who loves everything about life and the people in it.
Now, Yankee is more than ready to find a forever home, and a family who he’ll no doubt love just as much as his incredible foster family