Charlie Brown was a puppy mill dog. He spent years inside a crate and never had a chance to feel the warm sun, let alone know what love means. For a very long time, he was just something his breeder-owner used for money.
Eventually, a rescue organization managed to pull the poor pup out of his ordeal. Bailey Clement and her family wanted to help so they offered to foster him. They knew it would take so much work but they were excited to see the changes in his behavior pretty soon.
During the first few days, Charlie was very unsure of his new surroundings. His tail didn’t even wag. He was very timid and shy but was also very gentle at the same time.
When Bailey took Charlie out for a walk for the first time, the terrified dog pancaked on the ground. He just lay there. He was locked up his entire life and the outdoors freaked him out.
Charlie had no idea how to be a dog. He didn’t know how to walk on a leash, not even how to play with other pups. And when Belle, Bailey’s dog, wanted to play with him, he didn’t know how to react. He just froze.
It was heartbreaking to see how Charlie behaved. Thankfully, the Clements knew to give him time and patience. They let him take all the time he needed to decompress.
Slowly, Charlie braved the things that frightened him. He jumped on the couch and walked outside the house on his own. He also learned how fun it is to play with toys.
About a month later, Charlie Brown was no longer the terrified dog rescued from the puppy mill. He transformed into a confident little guy that loved the outdoors. And because of his resiliency, the Clements decided to make him an official member of their family.
Charlie Brown deserved to have a good life. He waited a while but he finally got it. He’s finally home.
Credits to Bailey Clement