Rescue dogs don’t have the easiest lives. Often, they thought they lived with a great family until they were abandoned at a shelter. Sometimes, they were mistreated in their former homes until a rescue group saved them. Regardless of how they ended up at the shelter, though, they need a little extra love.
Toast is a rescue dog who is living at Meridian Canine Rescue in Idaho. Toast had a difficult life before he showed up at the shelter. At his last home, he escaped from the yard and was hit by a car.
Luckily, people immediately stopped to help Toast. He was taken to an animal hospital and was cared for quickly. Toast has now fully recovered from his injuries. He is easily scared but has grown to trust the rescue shelter that cares for him. According to the shelter, “He’s a lover, not a fighter. He acts like ‘that guy’ with the lady pups.”
One of those lady pups that Toast grew fond of was recently adopted into a forever home. Her name was Molly. The shelter wrote a letter from Toast’s perspective to his best friend Molly.
Toast started the letter by sharing, “Dear Molly, I used to have a family once. Did I ever tell you that? People took care of me, and I live in a home. But the best part of all was that I had a partner. He was my favorite dog in the whole world, and we loved each other very much...I miss him. I miss having a family.”
Toast shares about the first time that he saw Molly’s new family. He knew that they would be good to her. He shared, “They were so good to you, Molly. They spoke to you softly. They offered you food and toys. And they waited. You were scared, but they waited for you.”
Apparently, Molly eventually grew to love this family that came to visit her. Eventually, the shelter decided that the family would be a good fit for Molly.
Toast goes on to share, “The day you got adopted, I was happy for you. I know you were scared to leave the building and to go in the car, but you didn’t belong here. You belonged with your family. I miss you, Molly. It was fun having you here next to me. I think you understood me, and I understood you. We’re a lot alike, you know. Maybe I’ll find a family like yours one day. Maybe there is someone out there who wants to take a chance on a scared dog like me. Love, Toast.”
Check out Toast’s full letter to his best friend Molly here.
I don’t know about you, but Toast’s letter to Molly brought me to tears. Check out more about Toast and Meridian Canine Rescue here.
In other news, this morbidly obese dog was abandoned with open sores, but now he’s getting the love he deserves. Read the article here.