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Dog Abandoned At Road Stop Kept Chasing Trucks That He Thought He Recognized

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A dog abandoned at a truck stop in Bakersfield, California chased after pickup trucks thinking they were his family returning for him. Weston was abandoned in Bakersfield, California. A motel guest at the road stop had spotted the big dog and reached out to Danny from a A Safefurr Place.

When Danny went to rescue the dog, he learned that Weston had been there for months. The people told Danny that Weston was friendly and food motivated but very difficult to catch. Animal control and others had been unsuccessful. Danny was too, at first.

Danny thought once he got a leash on Weston the rescue would be over. But he made a terrible mistake and forgot to wrap the rope around his wrist. Weston struggled and bolted off. Danny went looking for Weston but he had disappeared.

Danny found Weston later that night and was sad to witness Weston running after a pickup truck. It was clear by his actions that Weston had been abandoned by someone who drove a similar truck.

Although Danny had found Weston again, the dog no longer trusted him. But with a little help from a lady at the motel, Weston would finally be rescued. And once he was in safe hands and back at Danny’s shelter, Weston showed why he deserved to be rescued and why he deserves a loving home.

If you are interested in adopting Weston send an email to info (at) Potential adopters must live within 300 miles of Bakersfield, California.


Soon after Safefurr posted Weston’s story, he was featured on The Dodo’s “Adopt Me!” series. He continued to do well in foster care but when he met Michaela and her dog Izzy they got on so well that it was inevitable he would go home with them!

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