Dog Scared of Water Gets a Special Coat

April Livingston | November 8th, 2017

There are so many dogs out there in need of a good home. Many of these dogs have been through a lot in their lives, but they simply need someone who can help them and understand their needs. For one such dog named Odie, a rescue found him and placed him up for adoption when he was only a few months old. Not long after that, his new mom took him home. The woman, named Stephanie Lennon, lives in Seattle, Washington. Odie the dog was thrilled to come live with Stephanie, until the rainy season began and it became very apparent that he was afraid of water. Specifically, he was afraid of rain—and Seattle is notorious for its heavy rainfall.

Odie arrived in Seattle in the summer and when fall came around, things got quite rainy. He made it clear that he did not like the rain. He would take a few steps outside and then quickly turn back around to go inside. When Odie first came to live with Stephanie, he had a terrible skin condition. So, she gave him a hoodie that could help him stay warm and also to protect his skin from the elements so it could heal. Odie actually loved wearing his hoodie, because it seemed to help the pup feel safe in his new home. It was then that Stephanie got an idea: why not give Odie a coat to help him feel safe in the rain?

Stephanie Lennon//Facebook

So, Stephanie did what most of us do these days: she went online to find a raincoat for Odie. It was there that she found a rubber ducky raincoat that fit the bill. It turns out that Odie loves his new raincoat just as much as he loved his hooded sweatshirt. In fact, he would wear it all the time if he could—and he’s a little braver about facing the elements when he heads outside.

Stephanie Lennon//Facebook
Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • “Mean” Dog at Shelter for 4 Years

    Rose spent most of her life with no one to believe in her. That all changed, however, when a woman named Glorianne Lagnese gave the dog a chance. Glorianne’s friend adopted Rose from a shelter in 2013 and then she took the dog into her own home. Rose had a lot of things going against...

    Read More
  • Missing Dog Found in Weirdest Place

    A dog named Purdy and her family went for their morning walk around 6 a.m. recently. Purdy typically runs around the area with her dog siblings but stays near her human family. But that morning, Purdy heard a loud sound that scared her and she spooked and ran way. It was so foggy that morning...

    Read More
  • Service Dog to President Bush Says Goodbye

    As far as loyalty is concerned, no one on Earth is more loyal than a dog. That is certainly the case for one special dog named Sully. Sully is a service dog that was trained through a nonprofit group known as America’s VetDogs. Sully, who is named after Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who made an...

    Read More
  • Dog with Head Tilt Gets Help

    Two women who live in Tijuana, Mexico run a temporary spay and neuter clinic in the area. The pair, named Elaine Seamans and Rebeca Altamirano, worked until 10 at night and then got in their cars to get tacos and head home. But as they were driving they realized there were other dogs who needed...

    Read More
  • Dog in Wheelchair Returned Repeatedly

    A dog named Bandit first found himself in the shelter when he was picked up as a stray in Georgia. While has the Gwinnet County Animal Shelter, he was brought into the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program. However, after being checked by a vet, it was determined Bandit had heartworm. So, he was given treatment to...

    Read More
  • Obese Dog Too Big for Kennel

    When an individual who owned six dogs fell ill, they were no longer able to care for their dogs. So, they asked the Gables Farm Dogs & Cats Home in the UK to take them in. The shelter staff quickly agreed and began to make arrangements to care for all of the dogs. They were...

    Read More
  • Dog Abandoned with Toys and Bed

    When a dog named Wall-E found himself in the Maricopa County Animal Shelter, he was a young dog. He was adopted from the shelter in 2015 and the Labrador Retriever mix had a great life with his new family, including all the toys and treats he could possibly want. Then, the day came that all...

    Read More
  • Sick Stray Dog Loves Toys

    Bella the dog can’t talk, but if she could she’d have quite the tale to tell. Her life clearly hasn’t been easy, based on her condition. The German shepherd was found by a good Samaritan on the side of the highway in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was painfully thin and missing most of her fur. The...

    Read More