The poor dog just wanted to go back home.
Dogs are famous for their loyalty.
Pups are completely dedicated to their owners. And while this is wonderful when a dog has a good owner, when they have a bad one, the animals can get hurt. For instance, if an owner abandons their dog, the dog will wait for them, not realizing they’ve been left behind.
Still, what people may not take into account is how cruel this is and how much it hurts the animals. One such story came out of Memphis, Tennessee.
As a result of what was described above, one dog owner tried this same cruel trick by dropping his dog off in a Sam’s Club parking lot.
As a result, the sweet little pup stayed put in the parking lot, hoping that her owner would come back. The entire time, she howled and cried sadly and being left behind.
It wasn’t long before Mary Murphy, a local employee at the Arrow Dog Rescue, came across her.
Moved by how upset the dog was, Murphy decided to camp out with the dog herself to make earn her trust.
Murphy ended up setting up camp in the parking lot for three days and even sent a video of the dog crying to her friend, Kimberley Slown, in the hopes of getting it more attention.
Slown was an employee at Arrow Dog Rescue and put a post up about the experience:
This girl was dumped 9 days ago at Sam’s Club. Mary Murphy sat for 3 ½ days with her to gain her trust and now Crooner is safe, but needs a temp foster for about 7 days in the Memphis area. She is very scared, and skittish, and needs to be somewhere quiet with someone with a little experience with this type of dog . . . Can anyone help our sweet girl?
After carefully (and safely) trapping the dog between two cars, Murphy and Slown rescued her.
As a result of Murphy’s time with the dog—literally days on end—she was able to gradually earn some trust.
The two women renamed the dog Samantha, or Sam for short, and got her safely placed in a foster home shortly thereafter.
As this story shows, all creatures are capable of great good and great harm. Although Sam’s original owner was cruel to abandon her, Sam was brave in her loyalty—and Murphy and Slown were kind enough to make sure she was safe.
Thankfully, Samantha’s story has a happy ending.
The dog, who was renamed Aries, was adopted by her foster family, and she’s as happy as can be. Arrow Dog Rescue shared the news on their Facebook page:
“Crooner/Samantha/sad dog howling at Sam’s Club in Memphis is having a great life. This is an updated pic from her adoptive family and they said it is like she has been with them forever, and she is their dog’s best friend! She has been named finally Aries, and we couldn’t be happier for her!”
We’re so glad this pup is doing well and that she has such a wonderful home. What a great ending!
Check out an adorable video of Samantha/Aries playing below!