Shira Scott Astrof is a rescuer from an organization named Animal Rescue Mission. She and a few other rescuers have been going around a few pounds to see if there is a dog who badly needed their help. In one of the shelters, the dog rescuer found a terrified dog named Mark.
No one can come near him in the pound because he would shake every time someone comes near him. People from there make sure they steer clear from him as not to terrify him any further. Whenever Mark sees new people, he would cower to the farthest side of the room.
He might have gone through so much trauma to be that scared. Because of this, Shira knew that they needed to get Mark out of there. The day that she pulled Mark out of the pound, it took an hour and a half just to get him to their vehicle.
Shira left Mark under another rescuer’s care named Austin Stidham. Austine took his time with Mark. He knew that he couldn’t force him to trust him.
Austin was eating his burger as he was watching Mark one day and decided to share it with the canine. Austin has been a rescuer for a while and knew that one way of gaining a dog’s trust is through food.
This worked. Mark happily took the burger from Austin and devoured it. The two spent the night enjoying their fast food.
Since then, Mark has truly opened up. He welcomed petting and even ear rubs from Austin. That was only the start.
Mark’s personality slowly blossomed, and he started to enjoy his new home. He started playing with the other dogs and likes the attention that he is given.
Only weeks ago, he was shaking in fear at the sight of humans. Now, he is very close to one.
Austin did great in helping Mark open up. The two truly did bond over a burger.
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