Stewie’s family moved away and left him behind. The poor dog waited at their old house for a year, hoping that one day they’d come back for him. The 11-year-old pit bull mix was starving and scared. He was trying to make it on his own when finally, someone decided to try and get him help.
Hope for Paws received a call about Stewie and drove out to his home to rescue him. They found him hanging out in the yard of the house, then hiding in a crawl space. They offered him some food…
… but as soon as he saw them he ran away, he was scared.
They followed the terrified dog down the block a bit, and decided the best thing to do would be to wait for him to come back. He was so attached to that house, they knew he wouldn’t stay away for long…
… and they were right. After a little while, Stewie came back to his house when rescuers were able to quickly slip a leash over him, ensuring that the loyal dog was finally safe.
Stewie was pretty scared so they put him in a crate to keep him from trying to run away. A few neighbors helped lift the crate into the waiting car, and everyone was so overjoyed that Stewie was headed off to find the loving home he deserved.
They quickly drove Stewie to the vet to get checked out. Once Stewie was given an X-ray, they made the heartbreaking discovery that the poor dog had been eating rocks because he was so hungry. He had masses all over his body that luckily turned out to be benign, and were all able to be removed.
Once he was checked out and cleaned up, the sweet senior dog began to warm up to his rescuers, accepting love and attention for the first time in a year.
Stewie is now in a fantastic foster home and has lots of other dog siblings to play with. He has people to give him all of the love he’s been wanting for so long. He is the absolute friendliest dog around and just wants to find a forever home where he can snuggle and love for the rest of his days.
Watch the full video of Stewie’s rescue below:
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