Rocco is a 3-year-old German Shepherd whose life took a major turn when his owners abandoned him at the shelter, just because they were having a baby. When Rocco was brought to Dallas Animal Services in Texas, he was underweight and terrified, in a state of total vulnerability.
One day, a visitor took a video of him and posted it online hoping to find him a family that would never abandon him again. That’s when Preethi Pillaipakkam, a foster through DFW German Shepherd Rescue, saw the video and decided to give turn Rocco’s life around again, this time for the better. After some time, Preethi earned Rocco’s trust, and they soon became very close.
Rocco wouldn’t even leave her side, he became just like a shadow for his new mom. After Rocco’s video went viral, Pillaipakkam made him an Instagram account to inspire more people to adopt large-breed dogs. Today, Rocco is as happy as ever, and this is proof that love has the power to change both humans and animals and to inspire them to carry on, waiting for hard times to pass. Check out Rocco’s Instagram account to keep up with his life.
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