A newly adopted dog, who spent a long time in a shelter because nobody wanted her, turns out to be a natural hero after saving her family and the whole neighborhood to a potentially dangerous gas leak.
“She is our hero dog because we do not know what the outcome could have been,” said Kailey’s new owner, Suzy Chandler.
Meet Kailey the hero dog!
Before she went with her new family, Kailey was adopted multiple times by different people but always ends up back to the shelter because she wasn’t lovable or playful enough. Because of her situation, the poor doggie started to become wary of people.
Thankfully, Suzy Chandler and her whole family gave Kailey a chance to be with the people who can provide unconditional love. The dog was actually about to be put down by the shelter and Chandler saved her right in the nick of time.
“The story of what she had been through and it just pulled on our heartstrings, we just thought we would be the perfect people for her,” said Chandler. “It was a perfect match.”
The Chandlers has been very patient with Kailey during her adjustment period. As the days passed, the dog became more and more accepting of her new human family. Kailey started to show affection toward everyone in the house and she also bonded with the family’s other dog.
Although Kailey made progress, it was apparent that the dog still held some reservation about people. One day, Suzy was surprised when the dog started acting up as if she was telling them that something is not right.
“All of a sudden she just started barking and looking at us and growling, like trying to get our attention and I said well what’s the matter with her” said Chandler.
“She pulled me directly over to the side yard,” said Chandler. “Right away I smelled overpowering gas and a loud whooshing sound.”
Chandler immediately called 911 and the DeKalb County Fire rescue quickly responded to the alarm. The rescue unit had to do air monitoring in the area especially at an apartment complex where many children live.
“I just don’t take the chances on people lives like this, it is a dangerous situation,” said Chandler.
“I thought it was awesome, Kailey is a like a really really good dog and I thought that was just a nice touch,” said Kailey’s foster parent Keith Santer-Perham.
Kailey’s owner hopes that the story of her dog will inspire others to adopt domestic animals that may need extra care.
“If you have the space, you have room in your heart to take in a needy animal, to love on them, I mean it comes back to you tenfold,” said Chandler.
Kailey is definitely a hero and The Chandler family is lucky to have her.
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