Newfoundland Pup Travels 1,000 Miles To Find Happiness After Being Rescued Off The Streets

Meet Everest, an aptly named gigantic rescue dog who has an amazing story. The rather large Newfoundland dog was surrendered to the Hope For Paws rescue organization in Beverly Hills.Everest didn’t resist when a volunteer from the organization came to collect him.“Even though he looks like a big guy, Everest is actually super skinny, and he was not doing well on the streets,” Hope for Paws wrote on Facebook.

Everest seemed depressed.Volunteers from the organization gave Everest a bath and removed multiple foxtails that had become embedded in his fur. The volunteers say that he seemed quite depressed. He took a long nap after his bath.“Everest was actually super skinny and had fleas and foxtails all over his body, which can be dangerous, when we found him,”

Eldad Hagar, a volunteer with Hope for Paws, told ABC News.The center then began looking for a forever home for him.A couple from Oregon submitted an application to adopt Everest but they actually wanted to train him as a therapy dog. The couple had two other dogs named Bonnie and Clyde, with Clyde also being a therapy dog.

“When they said ‘therapy dog,’ I knew right away that he’s just a perfect fit,” Hagar said. “He’s so amazing and everyone wants to pet him.”

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A friend of the couple was in California and knew they were looking for a Newfoundland to train as a therapy dog. When he heard about Everest’s story he couldn’t believe what good luck it was he was there.

“It was just crazy weird luck,” he said. “[The friend] was like, ‘Oh my god I have a friend that lives in Oregon and they want to adopt a Newfoundland.’”

The Hope for Paws organization was thrilled with the application the couple from Oregon filled out, even describing it as “perfect.” After a few days, Everest’s rescuers flew with him to Oregon to bring him to his new forever home.
“He blossomed as soon as we got there,” said Loreta Frankonyte, another volunteer with Hope for Paws. “He was basically depressed living in the hot weather and he needed snow.”

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“He has everything he ever wanted,” Frankonyte wrote. “He lives in a stunning place surrounded by mountains and snow, exactly where Everest belongs.”

It takes about six months of training to become a therapy dog. Provided his training goes well, Everest would be able to work with his brother Clyde in children’s hospitals.

“By the looks of it he’s definitely a good candidate,” Hagar said about Everest’s future as a therapy dog. “It’s very exciting that a dog living as a stray that got help from humans now gets to help people himself.”

Source: Hope for Paws/YouTube

Oh, there is a second part to this story as well. The volunteers later found Everest’s brother and wound up rescuing him as well. He was also named after a mountain in reference to his size. Everest’s brother is named Fuji.

The Hopes for Paws organization eventually reunited the pair in Oregon where they get to share the same forever home together. The organization sure does great work.

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