Pit Bull puppies, born into an unfair situation, were being sold as fighting dogs. The siblings that should have been going to loving homes were essentially facing a life filled with abuse. Thankfully, a local rescue heard about their owner and intervened, writes ilovemydogsomuch
The rescue group, with help from the authorities, seized the entire litter and posted the story to their social media page.
A young woman named Tawny fell head over heels for Keiko after seeing the puppies’ photos. Her town had a strict law prohibiting most households from owning more than three dogs, so she wanted to adopt Keiko and his brother Niko. Tawny already had two other dogs. Within days, Keiko was adopted into his forever home after she reached out to the rescue.
Keiko was such a good puppy but Tawny couldn’t help feeling like something was missing. Still, she got Keiko settled in and he bonded beautifully with her other dogs. Sadly, though, their oldest pup who had lived a wonderful and long life, passed away. They were all devastated. But then, as if fate intervened, Tawny was scrolling through her phone and she saw a photo of Niko with an urgent message. The family who had adopted Niko did not treat him well. The rescue urged for them to bring Niko back and they did. He now needed a new home.
Tawny immediately reached out to the rescue. Now that they were a two-dog family, they knew Niko belonged with them. The rescue agreed. They picked Niko up the next day and brought him home. The poor pup had been through a lot. He was sweet but very timid. Tawny explains in the video, “If we tried to step over him, he’d flinch. If we tried to put a leash on him, he peed himself.” Poor Niko needed to feel safe and loved.
The moment Keiko saw Niko for the first time, in their new home together, he immediately knew that this was his brother. He remembered him and that special connection was exactly what Niko needed. Keiko became his best friend and guardian, never leaving his side.
Niko’s first night in his new home was pretty scary. His new mom and dad put him in his new crate with his new blankets and tried to comfort him as much as possible. But Keiko knew better. He knew that Niko needed him in order to fall asleep. So Keiko snuck into his crate, cuddled up beside him, and they fell asleep together.
Watch the video below to continue reading this beautiful story. You won’t want to miss it! Despite traumatization and continuing to fight through his emotions, Niko’s brother knew how to change Niko’s life for the better. EVERYTHING!