No dog deserves to be cast aside from their family and forced to live on the streets, but the tragic situation becomes even more stressful for little pups like this.
When Eldad from Hope for Paws first came across the cutie, she was so scared and easily intimidated that it was impossible for him to get ahold of her. He decided to wait for night to sneak up on her and bring her in for some much-needed care and affection. To say she was shocked by his leash is an understatement, but when things calmed down, she realized she was finally in safe hands.
Watch the video to see how much she changes after a nice, warm bath:
If you or someone you know is interested in taking this sweet girl home, head over to Maltese Rescue California for more information on her and other pups in need. You can also donate to Hope for Paws; your help will ensure they can continue making lifesaving rescue missions like this one.