Petey was hiding under a tree when a Good Samaritan spotted him for the first time. The area was quiet with hardly any people passing by, and the scared pup was all alone.
The woman took a picture of the dog from a distance, trying not to make him more nervous than he already was, and posted it on social media in hopes of finding his family. Instead of finding his parents, however, the woman found someone to help rescue him.
Suzette Hall, the founder of Logan’s Legacy rescue, was struck by Petey’s little size when she first saw photographs of him lying beneath a huge tree. She then quickly began running to save him after realizing how many coyotes there were in the neighborhood.
He was sitting under the tree and staring out toward the road when I arrived, according to Hall, who spoke to The Dodo. He appeared to be seeking for his person.
Hall tried to approach the dog, but he quickly ran off to an inaccessible part of the field. Then, the sun started to set, and Hall’s worst fears were confirmed.
“I could see the glowing eyes of coyotes in the field,” Hall said. “They were everywhere.”
With time running out, Hall had to think quickly. She set out two traps on opposite sides of the field, then found a hiding place where she could watch the dog without him suspecting it.
Soon, the dog was circling around the traps, curious about the treats inside. After a few minutes, he made his way in and was finally safe.
When I heard my trap close, I was so relieved, Hall said. Who knows what would have occurred if he had left the house once more?
Hall fed the dog once he was in the trap and then placed him in her van. He quickly devoured the kibble and then curled up for a snooze.
It was now too late to see the veterinarian, so Hall made the choice to spend the night in her vehicle with the dog, whom she called Petey, until the facility reopened in the morning. She was surprised by how fast Petey warmed up to her despite the fact that she knew he was lonely.
That night, Hall and the man “sleeped in my vehicle together, and he was really cozy.” He was an absolute sweetheart.
Luckily, Petey was in great health when Hall rescued him despite having to fend for himself outside. When he got to the vet clinic, he only needed a round of vaccines and a thorough bath. Then, he was ready to be placed in foster care.
Petey is currently still in foster care, where enjoys cuddling with his foster mom and his new foster dog siblings. Although he’s still waiting for a forever home, his current caregiver is absolutely in love with him.
“His foster mom says that he’s such a doll,” Hall said. “And he totally loves her, too.”