Dog Tales Rescue co-founders Danielle and Rob‘s passion for rescuing animals knows no bounds…literally. The pair regularly travel both near and far to bring dogs in need back to the rescue. Danielle discovered Simona wandering the streets in Israel. Without hesitation, she brought the homeless hound home with them to Dog Tales, but unbeknownst to Danielle, Simona was pregnant with six puppies.
Sadly, only two survived: Stella and Harley. These little fighters were soon adopted by two lovely families, while their mom remains at Dog Tales. But as luck would have it, all three happen to be at the rescue today.
Stella is staying at Dog Tales while her family are on vacation; Harley, whose hind legs are paralyzed due to a congenital defect in his spine, is back for a hydrotherapy treatment. The happy-go-lucky pup doesn’t let his disability slow him down, and his adoptive parents, Jim and Jill, couldn’t be more proud of all he’s accomplished: “He’s pure love,” says Jill. “We probably tear up once a week, because the little victories are huge.”
We bet Mama Simona’s going to be pretty proud of her pup, too. Get ready, because this furry family reunion is going to be epic.
Dog Tales Rescue airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Gusto.