Senior Dog Survives Snowstorm

April Livingston | February 2nd, 2019

A dog named Old Lady has been through quite an ordeal in her lifetime. The ten year old Saint Bernard went missing recently, running into the thick forests in Minnesota and was missing for 17 days. A woman named Azure Davis, who owns Ruff Start Rescue had just met the sweet senior dog, but she hoped the story would have a happy ending. You see, Old Lady and some 400 other dogs were recently rescued from a puppy mill. The Ruff Start Rescue arranged a foster home for the dog, but she got scared by the sound of ice crunching when she arrived at her new home and she ran away. She actually drug her foster mom down the driveway on snow and ice before breaking free and running into the woods.

A group called The Retrievers was contacted; they are a volunteer group that works to find lost dogs. Many search groups headed out to find Old Lady, but they came back empty handed. With temperatures in the area dropping below zero, time was of the essence. Then, the call came: a man and his grandsons saw Old Lady tied up in the woods. Her leash had caught on some branches and she was stuck in the snow. Azure and another volunteer approached the dog and were able to cut her free and get her into a waiting car—she was so cold that she was shivering.

Ruff Start Rescue//Facebook
Ruff Start Rescue//Facebook
Ruff Start Rescue//Facebook
Ruff Start Rescue//Facebook
Ruff Start Rescue//Facebook
Ruff Start Rescue//Facebook

It was a miracle that Old Lady had survived all those days out in the cold and snow. Because she came from a hoarding situation, most of her fur was caked with dirt and feces and had to be shaved off, so somehow she managed the cold without her double fur coat. After getting her safe, a woman came forward to adopt Old Lady, who never has to worry about being warm or safe ever again.

Next Article
  • Man Offers House In Exchange For Missing Dog

    A man named Eddie Collins was absolutely devastated when his dog went missing. The dog, named Jenny, went missing from a gas station in April of 2019. When she went missing, he vowed that he would never stop looking for her and would not stop until he had Jenny in his arms again. So, he...

    Read More
  • Bird Adores Dog Siblings

    A cockatoo named Peanut seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. The bird joined his family 19 years ago when he was just a baby. His owner, a man named Frances Kent, says the little bird was just a little chick who really wanted to fit in with his new family. Lucky for...

    Read More
  • Dog Gets First Bed

    A dog named Nala lived her entire life in a trash filled dirty backyard located in Detroit, Michigan. She never went inside and when she was rescued she was only 5 months old—which means is quite possible she lived her entire life outdoors. Despite all she had been through, Nala just wanted one thing in...

    Read More
  • Dog Calms Himself During Fireworks

    A golden retriever named Kimbo is a very good boy. The golden retriever lives with his family in New York City, where he has resided his entire life. Kimbo enjoys going for long walks and adventures with his family and is always up for an adventure with the time comes. Despite living in a busy...

    Read More
  • “Batman” Rescues Shelter Animals

    They say that not all heroes wear capes. But in some cases, heroes actually do wear capes—which is the case for one animal lover. His name is Chris Van Dorn and he is the founder of the Batman4Paws rescue nonprofit. It all started with a dog named Koko who came to the Pet Resource Center...

    Read More
  • Dog “Rescues” Owner From Pool

    A dog named Denali is a chocolate Lab who is known for her sweet personality and unending loyalty toward each member of her family. She is also knowns to be quite eager and always around to lend a helping paw, even if one is not exactly needed at the time. Despite it all, she is...

    Read More
  • Service Dog Has Sweetest Reaction To Video Call

    For a dog named Moxie, she has a very important job that she takes very seriously. She works every day to comfort her mom and make her life a little easier. Her owner is a woman named Katie Harris and since the two met, they have spent every moment together. Moxie even goes with her...

    Read More