Stray Dog Rescues Toddler, Finds Forever Home with Her

Oreo 2

They say “everything happens for a reason.” Sometimes it
takes a while for the reason to reveal itself. For one family
in Sevier County, Tennessee, the appearance of a stray dog was
unusual. After a month, the reason the stray dog frequented their
home became apparent. Some even called it a miracle.

Destiny

A black and white dog began visiting Sima Bentley’s home. She
wasn’t sure whom he belonged to. But the stray dog made it clear
he was bound to her home with his regular visits.

On Facebook, Sima said, “He
showed up at my house about a month ago and hasn’t left. I’ve
talked to everyone within a mile from me and nobody knows this
sweet guy.”

The pup had no identification. But it was clear he was a
wonderful dog. Sima said, “We have grown to love him but I know
someone is missing him. He’s such a sweet fella and full of love.
If anyone is missing him please pm me. You will have to prove he is
yours to take him from my home. I won’t let him go to someone I
feel might hurt him.”

What a sweet story: Aurora Bentley is
celebrating her third birthday by taking home Oreo, the former
stray who her family says saved her from an attack by another dog a
few days back. Read about it in tomorrow’s edition of @themtnpress
pic.twitter.com/okERVMh7OO

— Jeff Farrell (@jeffmtnpress)
May 8, 2019

A reason revealed

The stray dog bonded quickly with Sima’s granddaughter,
2-year-old Aurora Bentley. The pup was very protective of her.

One day, another stray dog wandered onto the property. He saw
Aurora and began moving toward her. Thankfully, the black and white
stray dog appeared at the exact right time.

In an interview with WATE-TV, Sima
said, “He ran across the yard and put himself in between Aurora
and the other stray dog. The dog attacked him instead of attacking
the baby.”

After the attack, the black and white dog was taken to Sevier
Animal Care Center. There he received treatment and was put up for
adoption. Because of his coloring, the brave dog was named
Oreo.

When Oreo became available, the Bentley family knew they
couldn’t let him go.

Sima said, “At the time I was just on a mission to save the
dog. I didn’t even realize what had happened and we weren’t
really looking to adopt a dog.”

It was serendipity because Aurora’s third birthday was
shortly after the attack. To celebrate her birthday, the family
gave Oreo a forever home. With them. Sima said,

“I tell people all the time that God shows up when you least
expect him. And for me, that was God putting an angel in our yard
that day. I’m so grateful that we get to keep him. He’s going
to be a very spoiled dog at this point. He’s going to go
everywhere we go, he’s going to sleep in the house on a bed and
whatever he wants, he’s going to get.”

Watch this brave dog find his forever family in the video
below.

H/T
The Western Journal
Featured Image:
The Mountain Press

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