A puppy mill was recently broken up and one of the dogs rescued from the horrible situation was a little poodle who, like the other dogs, was absolutely terrified. The dog, whose name is now Jordan Knight, was rescued from a breeder in Georgia who had inhumane conditions. The breeding operation was broken up by the police and the dogs all went to foster homes and rescue groups to recover from the terrible situation. But for little Jordan, arriving in a foster home really brought to life how terrible the living conditions were in his previous living situation. Jordan’s foster mom is a woman named Melissa Lentz and she knew Jordan was scared, so she did all she could to make him feel safe and give him his space.
She watched over him though and gave him his own dog bed so he could rest. Melissa watched as Jordan walked over to the bed but did not lie down. Instead, the little poodle rested his head on the edge of the bed and then fell asleep standing up. Jordan had spent his entire life in the puppy mill, and things were so cramped there that Jordan had to sleep standing up in his cage. Even though there was plenty of space to lie down and sleep, he was so used to standing up while he slept that he still did it in his foster home. With time, though, he realized things were different in his foster home. He quickly bonded with his fellow dogs in the home and he soon realized he could lie down and rest in a variety of locations in the home.
Jordan even got a special spa day and got a warm bath and was wrapped in towels—a new experience that he really enjoyed. He even realized he could snuggle on the couch with his fellow foster dogs and even sat on his foster mom’s lap for the first time. After a few days, he finally fell asleep on his dog bed, lying down this time and finally feeling at home.