Ruff Life: Cosmo Back in the Ring

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Cosmo was just a puppy, scared, alone and quivering in the corner of his cage at Dallas Animal services.

“Obviously someone had abused him in his short life of four months,” says Leslie Sans, executive director of Dallas Pets Alive!

DPA worked hard to get him out of the shelter, but it took something of a miracle to save him.

“He was scheduled to be put to sleep literally that day,” says Sans. “Thank goodness that day they were running late with euthanizing the dogs so he was able to be saved.”

Cosmo was out of the shelter, but he wasn’t out of the woods yet.

“He was very, very sick very lethargic,” says Sans. “So we took him to the vet and he ended up staying there for five days because he had a horrible case of pneumonia.”

But Cosmo had come too close to let that knock him out. he got back in the ring and eventually found a “furr-ever” home.

“I wanted to adopt him from the minute I saw him,” says his new owner Kaydee Hill. “He was crouched on the floor and we just kind of let him sit there and slowly went up to him and sat with him and petted him.”

Hill showed Cosmo a little “puppy-love” and slowly but surely, he warmed up to his new family.

“He`s a completely different dog than he was when we adopted him,” she says.

From knocking on Heaven's door to playing fetch on his field of dreams. Cosmo can thank his lucky stars.

“I love that we saved his life, that you know they were going to euthanize him and he’s just a sweet and loving dog, he just needed a second chance.”