Life’s twists are unpredictable, and Lena experienced a major one that day!
As she loaded her car in her South Carolina residence, an unfamiliar creature sneaked into her garage and leaped into her car. It took a moment for Lena to register that it was a stray dog, but when she did, her heart raced.
With her deep love for dogs and being a dog owner herself, Lena couldn’t ignore what felt like destiny. That very night, Lena and her family made a decision that would turn out to be truly extraordinary!
A Surprising Meeting
The instant Lena caught sight of him, gazing at her with the gentlest, most endearing eyes, she sensed that this stray wasn’t just any ordinary dog.
““I had my garage all the way open. I kind of see this little creature just walk past my garage and jump into my car,” Lena recounted to The Dodo.
Dubbed JD later on, he quickly took a liking to her and firmly shook his head “No” when she suggested he leave the car.
@momlifeunhinged 😩😩😩 my heart really hurts for this dog..hes so sweet but so sickly #dog #whatdoido #help #stray #mange ♬ original sound – LENA | 🌸
Lena and JD quickly connected, and by the end of the day, she and her husband agreed to let him stay in their garage.
Concerned about JD’s appearance, which seemed to indicate mange, the family opted for caution. The following morning, they took him to the vet, where they were relieved to learn that JD’s condition was simply a severe skin allergy to fleas.
The Loveliest Lovebug
Upon discovering that JD wasn’t contagious, they swiftly welcomed him into their home. Initially, Lena’s other dog, Bear, remained cautious and aloof towards JD. However, the human siblings quickly initiated playtime, putting Bear at ease.
It was unmistakable that JD won everyone’s affection immediately, and the opportunity to integrate him into the family brought immense joy.
In just a few weeks, JD seamlessly integrated into his new family, playing with his toys and bonding with his siblings as though he’d always belonged. Even Bear, after some adjustment, embraced JD as a cherished member of the pack.
Enduring medicated baths, JD steadily regained his health, thanks to the care of his devoted caregiver. With his past behind him, JD embarked on a fresh start, embracing his new life with enthusiasm.
Yet, JD’s affection for Lena’s car remains steadfast, relishing in jumping into it and lounging as he did on the first day. Whenever the family plans an outing, JD eagerly leads the charge to claim his spot in the car.
However, JD is certainly not one to turn down a comfy nap in a cozy dog bed! He thoroughly enjoys lounging around, savoring serene moments with his loved ones. JD has truly taken a shine to his new home in South Carolina. Though it took him some time to warm up, he now feels like a cherished member of the family.
“I feel like his personality was always there, but initially, he was a bit more reserved. I feel proud of his progress,” Lena remarks.
Once a stray dog searching for shelter on the streets, JD now holds the title of the most fortunate and content pup in the area!