On October 8, Jamie Russell received distressing news from his sister-in-law. She was cleaning a house in Carbon County, Pennsylvania when she found a dog stuck in the attic and didn’t know what to do. I said: I’ll be back to pick you up in 10 minutes. He said, “It’s skin and bones”. I don’t know when I last fed him,” Russell said.
It is not known how long the young bulldog, named Rémy, had been locked in the attic. He was trying to gnaw through walls and doors to get out, and his room was littered with feces and fleas. When Russell finally met the abandoned dog, he was shocked by the warm welcome he received. Russell says: “He is the most affectionate dog I have ever met. As soon as he saw me, his tail waggled.
Russell had planned to raise her until she was healthy enough to be adopted, but as soon as Remy entered Russell’s household, those plans changed. She came home with me and I said to myself that I could not give this baby”, says Russell.
Russell took Remy to the vet and learned that she had broken her leg and needed surgery. But despite Remy’s pain, this hardy dog loved every living thing he encountered. He’s a little love jerk, said Russell. As soon as she sees a human, she wags her tail and wiggles her ears.
Remy also has endless patience with Russell’s four young children. He takes care of children better than most animals,” says Russell. We have 4 children and we let them pull and caress us. Whatever the children did, she let them do it”.
In just a few weeks in his new home, Remy has formed an unbreakable bond with his brother of nine months, Petey. They’re really close,” Russell says. They are best friends and do everything together. They walk around all the time, sleep together at night and sleep in my bed.”
Thanks to Russell, Remy has truly turned into a healthy, happy pup. And Russell couldn’t be more grateful for this unexpected addition to his family. We’ve been very busy, but we have a home, says Russell. We have a cat and two dogs and she takes care of everything. It’s my little daughter.