While living on the streets is terrifying enough, being in a home and then finding yourself at animal control is probably even scarier for our pets.

They’ve become accustomed to a life filled with love, cushy beds, and quiet naps. Then, for whatever reason, they wind up at the county pound. It’s loud, unfamiliar, and entirely horrible.

That’s why it’s understandable that when A Place To Bark rescued this guy from animal control, he couldn’t believe someone was finally showing him compassion again.

Warning: this is heartbreaking to watch.


But after a little time and a lot of love, this scared little boy became happy again!


A Place To Bark is dedicated to helping rehabilitate and rehome pets that find themselves in high-kill shelters and animal controls. Established in 2001 in the Chicago area, the nonprofit rescue has saved more than 3,000 lives!

If you’d like to help out, you can donate here or follow along with their heartwarming rescue stories here.