Howard Holloman visited the local refuge, hoping to change the dog’s life. When he looked at all the adoptable puppies, many people clawed their fences when passing by. They are all cute, but once he sees noodles, he knows she is Noodles. Unlike other energetic dogs, Noodles hide in a corner of the area and stare at the wall. She didn’t try to make Holloman choose her, but his choice had already been made.
Noodles had been abused in the past, so she was terrified of everything. She did not trust humans anymore, and she certainly didn’t want to trust Holloman. However, Holloman knew that Noodles was the dog that he wanted to adopt, and he was willing to do whatever it took to make her happy.
Like Noodles, Holloman’s other dog, Weezie, was a rescue that had been abused in the past as well. He had helped Weezie overcome his fears, and now Weezie is such a loyal and loving dog. Noodles were much more fearful than Weezie was in the beginning, but Holloman was still determined to gain her trust.
At first, Hollomon slowly approached Noodles, giving her small pieces of food to win her over. She was still reluctant to be pet, but after a while, she decided it was okay to take the food from his hand. It was the start of a beautiful bond.
When Holloman brought Noodles home, he introduced her to Weezie. To his surprise, she bonded with Weezie in no time. She got scared when humans approached her, but she seemed very comfortable around her new brother. So, Holloman knew that she was making progress. After only two days, she was running around and playing in the yard with Weezie!
Noodles improve every day. After Holloman and Weezie spent a month, she finally felt at home. She allowed Holloman to spoil her, and of course, she stayed with Weezie as much as possible. Holloman said she is still not afraid of noise, but overall, she feels comfortable in the new environment.
Sitting in a shelter feeling sad and fearful is lifeless for any dog. Noodles were so lucky that Holloman adopted her because he definitely changed her life. The next time you plan to adopt a dog, please spend more time meeting with a shy and nervous dog. All they really need is a loving family to teach them that not everyone is a bad person.