No one knows what this puppy went through. What’s sure is that he’s been neglected for such a long time that mange covered his entire body, disfiguring him in a way that made him look like a fictional character.
Dobby, Harry Potter’s house-elf friend. That’s what came to mind for many people who first saw him.
Brylee Powell’s request to adopt the puppy was approved in a week, but she was warned that the young dog was extremely afraid of people.
“I said I did not care, and I was willing to do whatever it took to help him,” Brylee told Newsweek. “Dobby and I met on a bench, and he sat on my lap and was so wonderful. He didn’t seem scared at all.”
Brylee wanted to cry because of Dobby’s sudden change of attitude. She thought there was already a bond between them on the ride home. But the puppy distrusted everyone; painful memories associated with humans seemed to have returned to his heart.
Dobby has not totally lost his fear of people, but he and Brylee have become best friends. The puppy sticks to her like Velcro, but Brylee also said after she posted about Dobby on Reddit and got published on Newsweek as well, that she wouldn’t change a thing about their relationship.
Aside from the improvement in his appearance, Dobby’s personality has also blossomed. He now plays a lot with other dogs and is able to slowly warm up to other people close to Brylee.
It has been a long journey since Brylee adopted Dobby in September 2020, but every moment is worth the effort to teach this puppy how to trust and love again.