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Abandoned puppy breaks in to animal shelter and found cuddling new best friend

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | December 12, 2012 | Comments (15)

an abandoned puppy snuck in to shelter in Texas
Rudy (left) who was abandoned by his owner outside a shelter, snuck into the building and into the kennel of new best friend, Duke (right).

An abandoned 8-week-old Labrador Retriever mix snuck into an animal shelter at night when the shelter was closed and was discovered in the morning snuggled next to an 85-pound Great Pyrenees.

Employees of the Humane Society of North Texas found the puppy curled up asleep with the big dog.

The puppy, now named Rudy, was dumped and left tied up outside the shelter. Shelter workers think he escaped his leash, squeezed his way into the shelter and then squeezed again into the large dog's kennel.

Jerry Cook, a board member at the Fort Worth-based shelter told the Star Telegram long time employees had never seen or heard of a dog breaking in to the humane society before.

The pup has been named Rudy, and part of his break-in was caught on their surveillance camera the night he was left. "People don't want to wait till the office opens so they just leave them," said Peggy Brown, an employee at the shelter. "He chewed out of his leash."

When he broke free, it appears Rudy caught sight of the other dogs and decided to get inside. Rudy's new friend is Duke, a 13-month-old Great Pyrenees. Peggy said it looks like the 5-pound-puppy was particular about who he selected to bunk with. Duke was housed in the middle of the building so Rudy had to walk quite a way from the entrance to get to Rudy's kennel.

Their friendship was brief, but only because of wonderful news. Rudy was adopted a week later, as was Duke.

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Comments on this Article

Good job, Rudy! May you have happy life in your forever home!
This is such a beautiful and heartwarming story! <3 I hope there are more out there like this one!
This is a great story and HSNT is a great shelter. The employees really care about the animals. I used to volunteer there, so speak from experience. That's probably why the pup want to go into the shelter.
so warm and nice story long love life for the pair
Such a sweet story. And a smart little puppy too. Why would you leave a defenseless 8-week old puppy by itself like that? Anything could have happened to it.
Yeah for adoptions! A little part of me wants them to be together. But, out in their new families I hope they each get every single thing they each need and NEVER COME BACK TO THE SHELTER!
This makes my heart swell with happiness. What a story! I live very near a Humane Society in a large city, and know that people with no character who don't have the guts to admit to another person that they don't want an animal, or can no longer care for it, dump their dogs on a regular basis, generally under the cover of darkness. Just last week, someone left a male de-clawed adult ginger cat in a carrier in a park, with a note explaining that no one would be coming back to collect him because the former owner was concerned that they'd have trouble finding an apartment to live in with an animal (despite the law here that says animals are welcome in most rental apartments). People like this should stay away from animals, and should they think they need a pet to complete themselves, a pet rock might be just the thing for them! It could start that craze all over again!
I love this story! Thanks so much for sharing it.
First of all, I cannot see anyone leaving a baby such as Rudy leashed anywhere for abandonment. They have no heart or soul. But the ending is so happy and so sweet, Rudy finding the big guy to sleep with, he must have a Guardian Angel, thank God! And both adopted, how wonderful!!!! What a great Christmas story!
This is just so sweet.
That is the coolest story!
While reading this I thought, oh my, I hope Duke hasn't been there for long and you made my day by saying they had BOTH been adopted. So glad Rudy found a "big" friend at the Humane Center however brief the relationship. Maybe they'll meet again some day ... :0)
What a wonderful story!!! I love happy endings!!!
Thats so beautiful! Love it! <3
What a wonderful story!! Good news for both!! :)
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