Harvest was just 10 months old when someone abandoned her in a residential area while packing her up in a cardboard box. Until a Good Samaritan found her the following day, she remained faithfully seated in the box.
The woman was surprised to see Harvest sitting in the box without either food or drink on a scorching summer day. But the puppy never wandered, not even in the 104 degree heat.
“She never moved from the box,” Patti Dawson, president of Dallas Dog, told The Dodo. “She was just waiting for someone to come back.”
Harvest stunned animal control officers when she stayed in the box the whole way to the shelter. They placed the puppy and her box in a kennel, thinking that she might be paralyzed.
Volunteers at the shelter chose to leave the box with Harvest when she ultimately got out of it.
Because it was her security, they left the box in her kennel, according to Dawson.
Harvest hid in the corner of her kennel for the first several days after arriving at the shelter. Dawson remarked, “You could just see her shoulders and torso shaking with anxiety.”
But Harvest was adored by everyone who met her. Despite her fear, she had a nice disposition, and she gradually began to change.
Harvest was taken in by Dallas Dog two weeks after she was saved and was immediately placed in a loving foster home. Harvest’s genuine personality began to emerge in her new house almost immediately.
According to her foster mom, Harvest is now full of energy and loves running around with her foster siblings. When she’s feeling mellow, Harvest likes to cuddle on the couch and watch TV with her family.
“It took her about a week before she really opened up, and she hasn’t slowed down or looked back since,” Dawson said.
Harvest’s search for the ideal forever family is presently moving much more quickly than normal thanks to Dallas Dog. Dawson remarked, “She’s simply one of those dogs. This week, she will be at three meet & greets.
Harvest won’t ever have to set foot inside a cardboard box again as long as she continues to drink up the unique affection that her foster family provides for her.