When a man living in Detroit came home one day and noticed someone had thrown a chained dog into the nearby yard, he started frantically calling around for someone to help him. Fortunately, Rebel Dogs Detroit answered the call and sent a volunteer, Tiffany Perkins, to investigate. She had no idea what awaited her when she arrived, but as soon as she saw Beaker, her heart melted.
“Beaker was shy and hunkered down behind the garage to hide,” Perkins says. “He glanced sideways when I started calling him. When I approached, his tail started to wag. Then he pushed his weight against us for us to pet him – and looked visibly relieved. He did a “meep” like a muppet, he was so excited, we called him Beaker!”
After being chained up and abandoned, Beaker was understandably a little nervous at first, but as soon as he realized Perkins was there to help him, he completely relaxed and was so excited to meet his new best friend.
“When the chain was untied from the garage, he dropped to the floor for hugs and kisses and playful mayhem,” Perkins said.
Unfortunately, the chain Beaker had around him got stuck in his neck, so Perkins quickly took him to the vet to have him checked out. While waiting for Beaker to have surgery to remove the chain, Perkins took advantage of the extra time to give Beaker all the love he had never had before, and the sweet dog appreciated it very much.
“We spent a lot of time getting close in the car waiting for his surgery for over five hours,” Perkins said. “After a while he was taking a nap with his head on my lap.” Even after everything Beaker had been through, all he wanted was to be loved — and finally, his wish came true.
Beaker is now recovering from surgery in his foster family and is the happiest dog we have ever met. For Beaker, what happened to him in the past doesn’t seem to matter. What matters is where he is now and all the new friends he has made who care about him and make sure he is happy and safe.
“He learns to be an indoor dog with unconditional love in his foster family,” Perkins said.
Beaker is currently looking for an eternity home and would like to be welcomed by another playful and energetic dog who can continue to show him the ropes and become his best friend. As soon as Beaker set eyes on his rescuers, he knew he was finally safe, and he’s so excited to find the forever family he deserves.