Recently, a little dog named Truvy entered a doctor’s office waiting room, where two strangers greeted her. At first, the 3-year-old pup cautiously approached the man and woman, unsure of what they wanted. After all, Truvy had been taking care of herself for some time, so she didn’t easily trust others.
Moments later, everything clicked — she knew them.
“We received a call from a lady that lives across the major road near the cemetery,” Cindy Nash, founder of Nicholas’ Pet Haven, told The Dodo. “She said the little dog had been there a year, but she was getting braver and they were afraid she might try crossing the road. She wanted to know if we could come and try to get her.”
Later that day, the rеscuе group ventured out to find the stray pup and set humane traps. There, they met Dr. Harshivinderjit S. Bains, who’d been watching over Truvy from a distance.
“He told me he really loves that dog and wanted to take her home,” Nash said. “She had been living inside his clinic as it was being built and managed to stay there all last winter when it was so cold. He provided her with bedding, food and water for a year but could never touch her.”
Nash returned that evening and, surprisingly, little Truvy sat inside the trap, ready for rеscuе.
“I brought her to my house not knowing how she would act,” Nash said. “I sat on the floor and opened the cage. She ran straight into my lap and I got the biggest kiss [imaginable]. She was an absolute doll. Covered in sticker burrs, I put her in the tub and started cutting out the matted mess. She was so happy to be savеd, and it melted my heart.”
The following day, Nash took Truvy to the vet, where they found a microchip.
“We called the family, and they were ecstatic!” Nash said. “They moved to Texas a year ago and Truvy went outside in her new yard. Little did they know, she could squeeze through the iron fence, [and] off she went!”
Truvy had been missing for nearly 13 months at the time of her rеscuе.
“[When Truvy went missing] we immediately canvassed the neighborhood, on foot and in cars,” Amy Logan, Truvy’s mom, told The Dodo. “For the next few months I drove, searching for her. I also emailed all the vet clinics, shelters and rеscuе groups within 60 miles in case she was picked up by someone that wasn’t local.”
For that reason, Logan made sure Truvy’s microchip stayed up to date.