It’s understandable when dogs become distrusting and even aggressive towards strangers after experiencing unimaginable pain and suffering at the hands of other humans.
So when rescuers from The Sanctuary Project rescued a puppy named Hudson last November after he was cruelly burned alive and neglected, they assumed it would take months for them to earn his trust back and get him to see that not all people are evil.
However, Hudson trusted his rescuers almost right away and stunned them by how affectionate he was despite everything that had happened to him. “What’s really neat about him (Hudson) is that he opened up immediately,” said The Complete Canine trainer Jeremy Brown.
“Hudson has come so far, really, in such the short period of time that he’s been with us,” said Amy Cubillas, founder of The Sanctuary Project. “His healing has just been tremendously expedited.” At first, the team planned to have Hudson adopted, but they quickly realized he would be happier helping others like him.
“We were inundated with applications and inquiries for him, but when we were really evaluating this dog we realized he loves working. He is so spectacular that you know he has the capability to touch a tremendous number of lives, and specifically kids,” Cubillas said, “It is gas in his tank when he can love on someone and know that he’s making a difference.”
Now, Hudson is being trained to become a therapy dog for burn victims. “The neatest thing about a therapy dog is that they don’t judge these children, they don’t judge anybody that they work with,” said Brown. “It allows the people to open up quicker. You reach them quicker than you ever had before.”
Watch the entire video below to see the amazing way this dog is using his traumatic past to help others.
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[Featured image: The Sanctuary Project]