Dog Saved From Meat Truck Travels Across The World To Her New Family | The Dodo Adoption Day

Dog Saved From Meat Truck Travels Across The World To Her New Family | The Dodo Adoption Day

Pearl was first
discovered in China on a meat truck.
She was missing her leg, and her skin was very bad. The rescuers from
Slaughterhouse Survivors brought Pearl to their hospital. They were not optimistic. She recovered a lot quicker
than anybody really thought. – Pearl, come here. Pearl. – Go, Pearl! After two months, Pearl was healthy enough to
fly to California, with the help from
Road Dogs and Rescue. When I first met Pearl
at the airport when she arrived, she was just really
chill and laid back. On our drive home, she just
fell asleep on my lap. – You got a new life ahead, huh? Pearl is a really relaxed dog. She’s just been so easygoing. I have three dogs of my own. I have two French bulldogs,
and I have a hound. There’s always concern when
you bring a foster dog in, how they’re going to
react to the other dogs. – Good boy, Gus. But it was a seamless
transition, really. I put her down. Everybody met her. Everybody got along
from the start. – What happened? Once I had her in my home for a day or two, I could tell she really
does struggle a bit to get around on
just the three legs. Her hips are not great. She’s so adaptable that she doesn’t let
it slow her down. But you can tell in
some of her movements that it definitely inhibits her. Because Pearl was my foster, I was pretty biased
reviewing adoption applications. So I needed somebody else to be
a part of the process with me. Cheryl is another volunteer,
so she helped in that process. Cheryl and I had a
really good feeling about Ashley’s application.
She’s a veterinarian. – I live in New York City, and I guess
I used to be a former crazy cat lady.
And now I’m transforming over to possible small crazy dog lady.
I actually wasn’t looking to adopt another dog,
but I came across Pearl. I just saw her face, and how it just looked like she
was completely broken at the time when they found her,
and realized she needed to be part of my little gang
here in New York. Cheryl lives in Pennsylvania. She and her husband decided to spend their anniversary
in California, and then drive back
some of our Road Dogs to the East Coast. And Pearl was the
first seat assigned. Whoa. I don’t think you can fit. She’s always been
very laid back, very easygoing. No anxiety with a
change of environment, which is why I’m not
worried about her. We will be traveling today,
and my passengers are Pearl and Leela and Teddy
and Cordelia. Our ultimate destination will be
Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pearl is the sweetest,
most chill dog ever. And we’re so excited
that she’s going to her forever home in New York
with her Mom, Ashley, who’s phenomenal. – Hey pretty Pearl. – Bye, guys. – Bye-bye. Say bye to Leah. She really will be fine. Her Mom’s gonna love her. She already loves her and
has never, never met her. I’m gonna miss her. But I know she has a great life
ahead of her. And I’m happy for her
at the same time. Where we going, Pearl?
Where we going? Here we are. Pearl’s
in Henderson, Nevada. Welcome, Pearl!
– Ready to jump out of the crate. Day two. Look! And there she goes! Road trip day three. We’re in Colorado,
heading for Kansas. Pearl’s up in the front,
riding shotgun. Right? And in the back, we
have Miss Cordelia. She’s sleeping. And we have Teddy, who’s not. Are you bringing the luggage in?
Hey, Leela! Here she comes. Pearl’s having a great time,
aren’t you, Pearl? She loves those French fries. We just arrived
at our last stop. So the pups were just fed. They’re out playing. [playful growls] We’re coming to Allentown. We’re almost home, Pearl. There we go. Today, Pearl’s new Mom, Ashley,
is coming from New York City to officially adopt her.
So we’re very excited to welcome Ashley. I have a couple of my friends
coming with me to drive to Allentown. – I have bagels! We’ve got some
snacks for the road. This is Claire.
– Hi! – Hi!
This is Tiffany. – Hi!
And this is Brawleigh. All right. So it’s starting. We’re on our way to
go pick up Pearl. I’m so excited to see, like,
her little personality, and all the things
that I’ve been hearing about her, about
how she’s playful but still very chill. Where’s your Momma?
Your Momma’s coming. I think Pearl deserves
the best life. She’s just a beautiful creature. – You ready?
– I am. It’s been a long time. – Here we go, Pearl.
– My gosh! – Here we go, Pearl.
– Hello, Pearl! Hello! – There we go.
– Oh my gosh. – There we go, Pearl.
– Oh my goodness! Hi! – There’s your Momma, Pearl.
– Hi, baby! – There’s your Momma!
– Hi. – There’s your Momma.
– She is so little. She was so chill,
and so comfortable in Ashley’s arms. – Pearl’s everything I
imagined she would be and even more.
And it’s just fantastic. And this is — yeah,
this is Leela. – Pearl’s going for a close-up. Everybody wants one, huh? I promise I’ll take
good care of her. I know. – I know this is the first time
I’m meeting her in person, but I feel like
with all the videos and all the pictures,
that I feel like I’ve known her for a very long time. – I believe Pearl has found her forever home,
and it was truly meant to be. All right, Pearl.
It’s time to go home. My heart melted when I saw her,
and I just wanted to be with her and hold her again, just to
kind of reassure her, like, this is it. Finally in
your permanent home. First time Pearl stepped onto
the New York City street, I think the smells
were overwhelming. She wanted to smell everything,
and explore everything. I think she’s gonna
fit in great here. Welcome home, Pearl! Yeah. So you’re excited, huh?
Excited to be in your new home. Let’s go. Come on. When I first brought Pearl into the apartment, she
went crazy smelling again, exploring everything. Hey, Janet. Hey. Want to meet your
new sister, Pearl? Hey, Pearl. Hey, Pearl. Hi. Look. Hey. Pearl and Janet met
for the first time. They were a bit hesitant, but I know
they’ll be good friends. She did end up finding her bed,
and she plopped right in it and fell asleep nicely.
I thought it was pretty cute that she knew exactly
that that was hers. I think she was hungry. I feel like I made
the right decision in adopting Pearl, because I
feel like her personality is very relaxed,
and so is Janet’s, and so am I. So I think we all complement
each other very well. For a longterm plan for Pearl, I plan on definitely
looking into a prosthetic, to seeing if that’s
best-suited for her, and also some rehab. Pearl came from a
pretty bad situation. And I think it’s a miracle
that she’s alive. And I think that she deserves the best life that she
can have going forward.

100 thoughts on “Dog Saved From Meat Truck Travels Across The World To Her New Family | The Dodo Adoption Day

  1. Interesting that not even “designer dogs” are safe from the poachers. You would think they could profit more from selling the dogs rather than killing/eating them.


  3. She was found in a Chinese meat truck?!!!! why are they still getting away with skinning and eating dogs alive along with other wild critically endangered animals? I had one Chinese guy tell me that there is no differences with us eating Turkeys for Thanksgiving.

  4. I was wondering why they didn't look into prosthetic for her to help. Hope they post a follow up on her new life in the city….

  5. She needs a prosthetic. I think she could really benefit from something like that and live a longer happier pain free life.

  6. What kind of person can chop off their feet while they are still alive and what kind of dickwad gives this video a thumbs down?

  7. I thank God for these amazing people who rescue and rehabilitate dogs that have had such a rough start in life. Thank you!

  8. I hope you look into getting something for her stump the cement is rough on her stump. Dam as I'm writing this you say you're going to look into it, that is just great!

  9. China is the worst hell for animals on the planet especially for DOGS & CATS they cut the dogs leg off so they cant run away.

  10. Wtf did they EAT her leg or something? Jesus Christ. I’m never going to China, I won’t support people who eat animals. Everything has a right to a life.

  11. I wish we could get an update on this sweet little bean, it would be great to see where she is now, after settling into her new forever home and family.

  12. Slaughterhouse….just an unbelievable word to be associated with any dog isn't it. They will sit, beg, stay, lay down, roll over, guide you across the street, pick you up when you are down, and make you smile. And yet still they are food for humans in parts of Asia. I find it despicable that nations still do this. Thank god for the people who go out of their way to save these beautiful dogs. You are all angels in disguise????

  13. So your the fuckers that took my hamburger away from me that day! Dogs are meant to be eaten you know what they say man's best meal

  14. We HAVE to stop this sickening, deplorable, disgusting dog meat trade. There is no way on God's green earth the "meat truck" should exist and there is NO WAY IN HELL we should EVER be supporting a country or people who heartlessly breed dogs in HORRIBLE CONDITIONS and toss them into nets or trucks to be transported like garbage to a slaughterhouse. THIS INFURIATES ME AND I KNOW IT INFURIATES EVERY OTHER ANIMAL LOVER LIKE ME…STOPPING THIS DOG MEAT TRADE IS A MUST.

  15. Big thank you to every volounteers and every member of all the association helping out save our furry friend all around the world ❤✌

  16. CHINA WAKE UP. YOU MAY NOT CARE. BUT UNLESS YOU CHANGE THIS BARBARIC SLAUGHTER and continue the cruel ignorant murder of intelligent pets, the entire world will never expect you . Your economy and productivity can look great. But this disgustingly unnecessary treatment and eating of beautiful pets is noticed by the world. People think you are uncivilized and only interact with you out of financial greed. Wake up. There is a better and more loving CHINA and Chinese people. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT.

  17. Everyone mentions God and beautiful puppies. And on and on. But I am going to really show the Chinese by not buying their products. It will be time consuming. But if world wide this effort caught on and many spoke their disgust and displeasure at that SLAUGHTERING of loving and intelligent puppies the Chinese Government would have to do something to end it. Those of you who are grossed out at the stealing and killing of beautiful pets please look into what they do to live bears in order to acquire their Bile. I am not an expert on this issue but it made me want to vomit…

  18. The stero type of ALL asians eat dogs is very not true there is some asians who eat dogs and if you do sorry I am not your friend but most Asians (with my pure knowledge) don’t eat them.

  19. Stop eating animals? What is the difference between this dog and a calf ? None.. All animals are equally deserving of love, care and affection.. Stop being hypocrite loving your dogs and cats while scoffing on bacon aka a murdered piglet?

  20. Little Pearl will get all the love and attention that she needs from her new Mommy,I know she's going to be just fine,she got a second chance at a new life and her new Mommy and new little sister are gonna give it to her,good luck to Pearl.

  21. 6:39, those two in the diapers, so cute! I'm guessing they both have swimmer's syndrome. Thankfully they can recover from that.

  22. I find myself saying this over and over again, but God bless everyone who fosters, volunteers, donates….even if you cannot do those things, just reposting and sharing stories like these and spreading awareness helps!

  23. When I think about our companion animals being eaten, I get so sad. I know how animals flourish when they know they are loved, especially dogs. I wasn't a dog person, until I came across Chester, who was not treated kindly by some the family he was with. He's been my best friend for 11 years now, and I thank God for blessing me for each hour.

  24. Cows,chickens and pigs are tourchured while being transported to slaughter houses un inhumanially put down all over the world. If you want to help animals like Pearl try going vegan. All animals have a soul and dont deserve to be mistreated

  25. every time i watch these videos which is a lot but i’m always so sad and happy i want to be just like this when i’m older… saving animals and helping them heal

    not one animal in this world should go through this pain, but good job pearl!!! Yassss you got this girl

  26. I'd honestly like the people that put animals through this torture to go through this themselves, I'm not gonna act like I'm some sort of saint, I'm a terrible person, but I'm just glad that if I go to hell it's not for some of the lowest things known to humanity

  27. Even if Pearl does have some physical limitations, the fact that she doesn't seem to feel any different from other dogs with the stub on her leg is a good sign that she can still live a normal life as a dog. In some of the clips where she'd be running, you can't even see that one of her legs is just a little stub, like she doesn't even look that different from other dogs, LOL!


  29. I want to see pearl getting that lost leg back ? please talk to vet if it's possible to get her new life
    Lots of love from India ???

  30. Im so happy that the dog get a happy ending. I really hope one day the torture against animals in slaughter houses stops.
    Comment section really shows how ignorant people are. Pigs,cows etc are also getting slaughtered but its a normal thing for people so they say nothing and keep supporting slaughterhouses.

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