“She came to a complete halt in front of our automobile and simply stared at me.”
When Leilani Wong, her husband, and their dog stopped at a petrol station in Stockton, California, they were on a road trip.
Wong observed a happy small puppy sniffing about her car while waiting for her husband to fill up the tank.
Wong told The Dodo, “I spotted her strolling around the petrol station, and she stopped in front of our car and was just gazing at me.” “And I’m pounding my palm against the window, like, ‘Are you seeing this?'” she says. She then began following my husband around the vehicle.”
Outside, it was 105 degrees, and the dog was panting. Wong began inquiring around the neighborhood if the puppy belonged to anybody, but it soon became clear that the gas station was a favorite disposal for unwanted animals.
When the dog refused to quit following Wong, she fed and watered him. The dog looked so appreciative of the modest gesture of goodwill that it was evident she had been terribly neglected or was homeless.
Wong and her husband decided to name the puppy Kaia and accompany her on their road trip until they could find a shelter that would take her.
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“The first night, my husband slept in the vehicle with her, and she was simply afraid, apprehensive, and shy,” Wong recalled. “She would only do one thing: eat.”
Kaia had been entirely devoted to her adoptive parents by the time they returned to Washington. Wong described her as “like a tiny magnet.”
Wong took her to the vet for a thorough examination and began immunizations in order to prepare her for adoption. Kaia, on the other hand, was getting along so well with Wong’s other dogs that they couldn’t bear giving her up.
Kaia is still unsure how to play with toys or what to do when given a bone or treat months later. But she’s becoming more open every day, demonstrating to her mother what a loving and lively dog she can be.
“At first, her personality was really shy, fearful, uncertain of herself, and insecure,” Wong added. “However, her current demeanor is lovey, cuddling, cuddly, and connected at the hip. You can’t even leave the room because she’ll follow you.”
Wong stated, “I tell people she’s the finest dog I’ve ever had.”