Eldad Hagar, co-founder of the Hope for Paws animal rescue, thought he was simply on his way to pick up another stray dog — not always the easiest task, but a large part of his job. Little did he know that the dog he was sent to rescue was going to give him such a surprise.
After living on the street for several weeks, the stray pup was understandably nervous. It took Eldad a few minutes of coaxing with treats and coos to get the stray to trust him enough to come closer. Once she was within reach, Eldad caught her with his special leash – and here is where it got interesting.
One would expect a stray dog to freak out after being caught, and they almost always do. What made Ava so special is how quickly she came to terms with her rescue; transitioning from a whirlwind of fear to a calm, subdued, and downright pleasant dog in ten seconds flat.
“To me, this is like magic — the speed that she accepted my love…is just amazing,” said Hagar.
Hagar, with the help of German model Victoria Van Violence, managed to collar, relax, and begin socializing the scared pup, in under an hour.
To see the whole amazing rescue, check out the video above.