Grateful Shelter Dog Insists on ‘Holding Hands’ on Ride to Foster Home

When a frightened dog ended up in a Tennessee shelter after her owner died, the grateful pup insisted on holding hands with her rescuer through the entire 2-and-a-half hour drive to her new foster home.

Four-year old Regan was left homeless when her owner died. She was so frightened and confused by her new surroundings that rescuer Kim Mozena Rezac, founder of Goofy Foot Dog Rescue director of animal welfare for Animal Rescue Corps, spent three days visiting Regan and earning her trust.

When she noticed Regan wagging her tail and showing excitement for the first time since arriving at the shelter, Rezac decided to pull her out of the shelter and foster the scared and confused dog in her home until she could find a family of her own.

“You could tell she was scared and afraid. I would go in and give her treats and sit with her and talk,” Rezac said. “Our shelter is wonderful, and our volunteers do such a great job with the animals. But I hated for her to be there if she could be curled up on a couch at my house.”

When Rezac invited Regan into her car for the long drive home, the grateful pup reached over and “held hands” with Rezac – and insisted on holding hands for the entire 2.5 hour drive to her new foster home.

Rezac recorded a few moments of their drive and posted the video to Facebook:

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