The minute Suzette Hall heard about a stray bichon mix going from porch to porch looking for shelter, she knew just how the dog felt. Recent floods in Hall’s Southern California neighborhood had forced the dog rescuer out of her house, and, just like the white, fluffy pup, she was desperately trying to find a new place to call home.
“I had been feeling so displaced that day, like I didn’t have anywhere to go,” Hall, founder of Logan’s Legacy dog rescue, told The Dodo. “And then I got the message about the dog.”
Neighbors first noticed the dog a few days prior, seemingly after her family left her in a nearby park. Southern California was experiencing devastating storms at the time, and, while the rain poured down, the scared pup stopped at every surrounding house in hopes of being saved.
“She would go up and scratch on the door like, ‘Let me in!’” Hall said. “Then, when no one answered, she would just sit there and shake.”