Parker wandered the region after a breeder dumped him and a pack of other dogs in South Carolina’s woods, unsure of what to do. The curly brown and white dog, without a bed, settled for a pile of pine needles to sleep on.
Parker resisted rescuers for days because he was not convinced he could trust them. Parker was eventually captured by animal control authorities and taken to Halfway There Rescue, where he was given a qualified foster to aid in his recovery.
Parker was still feeling extremely anxious when he got to his foster home.
Parker’s foster mother Carrie said, on condition that her last name not be revealed, “At first, he was terrified of everything.”
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Parker need patience from Carrie, and she was ready to let him adjust on his terms. Fortunately, Parker got along with his foster children. He started to enjoy being a dog again as he developed a bond with them.
“Gradually he’s warmed up to the other dogs,” according to Carrie. “I have a rescue husky-pit mix, Malala, who is a saint and often helps crack scared dogs out of their shell. They now play nonstop in the backyard and around the house.”