“Everyone had lost hope for him.”
When selecting a rescued pet, some may avoid those with behavioral challenges to ensure the safety of their children or avoid the extra stress and training involved with such an animal.
However, a selfless woman from Colorado welcomed the challenge and adopted a “destructive, aggressive, and untrusting” dog, hoping that with love and patience, the difficult pooch could overcome his issues.
She introduced her dog to her boyfriend, who initially didn’t seem to like the canine, but then performed a truly compassionate act that demonstrated actions speak louder than words.
KaTarra Taylor’s backyard in Colorado Springs required a canine-friendly transformation. She had recently relocated to a townhouse with her 120-pound rescue dog and knew he would relish a proper outdoor space to frolic in.
Bentley the Bloodhound was not an easy dog to care for due to various behavioral problems stemming from his traumatic past. KaTarra was still in the process of training him, managing his anxiety, and resolving his aggression. She understood that providing Bentley with a grassy area to play in would be beneficial.
The backyard initially consisted of a plain concrete slab, but KaTarra’s altruistic boyfriend went above and beyond to do something special for her cherished pup.
Even though he wasn’t particularly fond of the rescue dog, KaTarra’s partner assumed responsibility for revamping the backyard. He worked tirelessly to replace the concrete slabs with dog-friendly grass, and KaTarra was appreciative and documented the entire process on the Dogspotting Society Facebook group. She shared:
“I adopted him at four years old. He had been through five homes, and everyone had given up on him. He was aggressive, destructive, and mistrustful. Although I was living in a one-bedroom apartment, I couldn’t let him go back to the shelter after he didn’t thrive in my parents’ home. I worked tirelessly to train him on a leash, address his anxiety, diagnose and treat his severe allergies, and overcome his aggression.”
“I had to relocate and couldn’t locate a rental property in the city that would accept my 120lb bloodhound…so I bought a townhouse. He’s never had his own yard the entire time he’s been with me…just the park and the grass on our walks…”
“This weekend my amazing boyfriend worked tirelessly to build Bentley his yard. For the dog he’s not fond of…we’re so fortunate.”
KaTarra then posted pictures of her boyfriend laboring hard to refurbish Bentley’s yard. First, he removed all the tiles, then he laid down the grass, providing a comfortable place for the pooch to relax. The final photo depicts Bentley basking in his new yard, indicating his obvious delight.
It was very kind of KaTarra’s boyfriend to create a dedicated yard space for Bentley, and we hope KaTarra succeeds in helping her dog overcome his behavioral problems. We believe that the new yard will definitely help him take a step forward!