Lonely Dog Stuck At Home Howls For Help Until A Big Bus Comes With A Solution.

A Lonely Soul

A Lonely Soul

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Marlow barked at the front door, but Leanne quickly told him to hush, as she made her way through the house, picking up pieces of newspaper he had ripped while she was distracted drying her hair. Then, she was making her way towards the trash can to throw out some more pieces of paper, when she realized her sock was saturated. “You were just outside, Marlow!” she screamed. She truly thought puppies would grow out of these pesky habits as they grow older, but that just isn't the case. Suddenly, they heard a roaring sound outside. It was time for them to say goodbye.

A Forever Dream

A Forever Dream

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Leanne had always dreamed of having her own puppy. She used to stare at dogs on the streets, hoping one day she'd have her very own furry son, but her mother strictly forbade even getting near a pup, as she had caught her trying to feed a stray at McDonald's when she was 7. Finally, she was old enough to make her own rules, and she was still dead set on getting a dog.

Buddies

Buddies

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As a grown up, Leanne had her own money, and she was in a pretty stable financial situation. She didn't really want to start a family yet, but she did want something to come home to. In the end, what's the point in working so hard, only to come to an empty home? Leanne was used to waking up and falling asleep to nothing but silence. Then one day, as she was on her way to work, she spotted a lonely puppy that seemed lost.

He Was A Stray

He Was A Stray

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Immediately, Leanne took the baby black labrador to the vet. As expected, the poor pup was malnourished, weak, and was suffering from mange. He had obviously been abandoned, which really made her heart sink. She realized right then and there: she needed to adopt him. If she kept postponing it, it would just never happen. What if she

lost her job or something happened? In a way, she felt that fate brought them together, but loyalty would play a role as well.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

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After many months of treatment, Marlow was finally a healthy dog in great shape. He kept getting stronger, and stronger, and he adored his little trips to the office. Leanne's coworkers loved him, and he loved playing around with them. Soon, he was so big, she couldn't keep hiding him in a cardboard box anymore. She had no choice but to leave him home, but then, he started showing off his true colors.

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

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Every time she got back home, her heart sank. Marlow had managed to completely destroy her house. Everything was torn to pieces. He peed on the rugs, he bit, scratched and chewed anything he found lying around the house, and he had even smashed a few lamps. After a while, Leanne dreaded getting back home, worried about what she might find. She realized it was time to talk to the vet, but when she took Marlow to his office, she couldn't have expected the vet's diagnosis.

Growing Concerns

Growing Concerns

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The vet realized what was going on. According to him, Marlow was suffering from separation anxiety, as he was used to being constantly surrounded by people. Whenever Leanne left the house, Marlow's anxiety started to increase, becoming totally agitated. That's why the pup kept howling, crying, and barking whenever she was about to leave the house. Finally, the second Leanne got home, he switched back to his old pleasant self. Now that she knew what was going on with Marlow, what was she supposed to do?

Dogsitters

Dogsitters

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Leanne thought that getting someone to dogsit Marlow would perhaps help with the situation, but this was proving to be quite a difficult task. She kept putting up flyers and posters, and even posted on countless Facebook pages and groups. It seemed like no one was interested in taking care of Marlow. Meanwhile, the pup was still rummaging all of Leanne's belongings, and he seemed to be getting worse and worse. She didn't know what to do at this point.

Doing Her Research

Doing Her Research

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Being a responsible furry mom came with some extra duties. Leanne started researching studies, reading books and watching videos online. She tried everything you could think of: massage therapy, going on long walks, giving him extra attention, but nothing seemed to work. She went back to the vet, desperate, but the only solution he offered was medication, which she simply refused. She wasn't about to medicate Marlow's issues. There was still one thing she could do.

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

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She covered Marlow with a fitting jumper in an attempt to keep him warm from the harsh winds. Then she put a harness on him, dreading the fact that it was time to say goodbye. She had finally found her furry soulmate, who's been there by her side all this time. But he was a messy dog, and she didn't know what else she could do. Maybe some time off was exactly what they needed. Suddenly, they heard a honk outside.

It Was Cold

It Was Cold

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Leanne opened the door. She quickly realized how cold it was, as the winter air made its way inside the house. Marlow was a big dog with enough fur to keep him warm, but it wouldn't be enough to help him fight off the weather. He sank his paw into the fresh snow. Leanne had removed the snow from her driveway the night before. There was a yellow bus waiting for him, and inside, there were tons of crates filled with animals of all sizes and shapes. “It won’t be for long. Come on,” Leanne told Marlow, who was visibly worried. Then she handed him to the driver.

Getting Help

Getting Help

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After months of research, five to be exact, Leanne was finally able to find a trustworthy and reliable dogsitter. Marlow was in desperate need of being in a large area where he could run freely, but most of all, he needed to be surrounded by people. One day, she heard about “Good Hands Boarding Kennels,” which was exactly what they both needed. She encouraged the pup to hop on board, but he wasn't really feeling it.

What A Journey

What A Journey

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The trip wasn't that long, but it sure was a tedious one for Marlow, who was stuck inside a cage. The other metal and plastic cages would clash against each one, every time the bus hit a bump on the road. All the animals in the back were howling throughout the trip. They obviously missed their owners. Leanne hated saying goodbye to Marlow, but she knew it was for the best.

Arriving

Arriving

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Once the bus came to a halt, the driver unlatched each crate one by one. When he finally opened the back doors, a crowd of animals rushed towards the building. They were greeted by the team of volunteers and Rachel Haggett, all dog-lovers. They surrounded her like lions ready to pounce. No one would believe what was behind those four walls.

Dream House

Dream House

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“Good Hands Boarding Kennel” is one of Nova Scotia's best kept secrets. They boast an impressive space for animals to run free. Plus, they feature swings, toys, balls, bones, and enough treats for everyone. “I hate the thoughts of them sitting at home all day bored or in a crate when they could be here played,” said Haggett. Plus the team provides the animals with enough hugs, kisses, and love, so Marlow finally got a chance to relax. And thankfully for Leanne, her carpets remained pristine and pee-free.

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