Dog Saved From Meat Truck Travels Across The World To Her New Family | The Dodo Adoption Day

Dog Saved From Meat Truck Travels Across The World To Her New Family | The Dodo Adoption Day

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Pearl was first
discovered in China on a meat truck.
She was missing her leg, and her skin was very bad. The rescuers from
Slaughterhouse Survivors brought Pearl to their hospital. They were not optimistic. She recovered a lot quicker
than anybody really thought. – Pearl, come here. Pearl. – Go, Pearl! After two months, Pearl was healthy enough to
fly to California, with the help from
Road Dogs and Rescue. When I first met Pearl
at the airport when she arrived, she was just really
chill and laid back. On our drive home, she just
fell asleep on my lap. – You got a new life ahead, huh? Pearl is a really relaxed dog. She’s just been so easygoing. I have three dogs of my own. I have two French bulldogs,
and I have a hound. There’s always concern when
you bring a foster dog in, how they’re going to
react to the other dogs. – Good boy, Gus. But it was a seamless
transition, really. I put her down. Everybody met her. Everybody got along
from the start. – What happened? Once I had her in my home for a day or two, I could tell she really
does struggle a bit to get around on
just the three legs. Her hips are not great. She’s so adaptable that she doesn’t let
it slow her down. But you can tell in
some of her movements that it definitely inhibits her. Because Pearl was my foster, I was pretty biased
reviewing adoption applications. So I needed somebody else to be
a part of the process with me. Cheryl is another volunteer,
so she helped in that process. Cheryl and I had a
really good feeling about Ashley’s application.
She’s a veterinarian. – I live in New York City, and I guess
I used to be a former crazy cat lady.
And now I’m transforming over to possible small crazy dog lady.
I actually wasn’t looking to adopt another dog,
but I came across Pearl. I just saw her face, and how it just looked like she
was completely broken at the time when they found her,
and realized she needed to be part of my little gang
here in New York. Cheryl lives in Pennsylvania. She and her husband decided to spend their anniversary
in California, and then drive back
some of our Road Dogs to the East Coast. And Pearl was the
first seat assigned. Whoa. I don’t think you can fit. She’s always been
very laid back, very easygoing. No anxiety with a
change of environment, which is why I’m not
worried about her. We will be traveling today,
and my passengers are Pearl and Leela and Teddy
and Cordelia. Our ultimate destination will be
Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pearl is the sweetest,
most chill dog ever. And we’re so excited
that she’s going to her forever home in New York
with her Mom, Ashley, who’s phenomenal. – Hey pretty Pearl. – Bye, guys. – Bye-bye. Say bye to Leah. She really will be fine. Her Mom’s gonna love her. She already loves her and
has never, never met her. I’m gonna miss her. But I know she has a great life
ahead of her. And I’m happy for her
at the same time. Where we going, Pearl?
Where we going? Here we are. Pearl’s
in Henderson, Nevada. Welcome, Pearl!
– Ready to jump out of the crate. Day two. Look! And there she goes! Road trip day three. We’re in Colorado,
heading for Kansas. Pearl’s up in the front,
riding shotgun. Right? And in the back, we
have Miss Cordelia. She’s sleeping. And we have Teddy, who’s not. Are you bringing the luggage in?
Hey, Leela! Here she comes. Pearl’s having a great time,
aren’t you, Pearl? She loves those French fries. We just arrived
at our last stop. So the pups were just fed. They’re out playing. [playful growls] We’re coming to Allentown. We’re almost home, Pearl. There we go. Today, Pearl’s new Mom, Ashley,
is coming from New York City to officially adopt her.
So we’re very excited to welcome Ashley. I have a couple of my friends
coming with me to drive to Allentown. – I have bagels! We’ve got some
snacks for the road. This is Claire.
– Hi! – Hi!
This is Tiffany. – Hi!
And this is Brawleigh. All right. So it’s starting. We’re on our way to
go pick up Pearl. I’m so excited to see, like,
her little personality, and all the things
that I’ve been hearing about her, about
how she’s playful but still very chill. Where’s your Momma?
Your Momma’s coming. I think Pearl deserves
the best life. She’s just a beautiful creature. – You ready?
– I am. It’s been a long time. – Here we go, Pearl.
– My gosh! – Here we go, Pearl.
– Hello, Pearl! Hello! – There we go.
– Oh my gosh. – There we go, Pearl.
– Oh my goodness! Hi! – There’s your Momma, Pearl.
– Hi, baby! – There’s your Momma!
– Hi. – There’s your Momma.
– She is so little. She was so chill,
and so comfortable in Ashley’s arms. – Pearl’s everything I
imagined she would be and even more.
And it’s just fantastic. And this is — yeah,
this is Leela. – Pearl’s going for a close-up. Everybody wants one, huh? I promise I’ll take
good care of her. I know. – I know this is the first time
I’m meeting her in person, but I feel like
with all the videos and all the pictures,
that I feel like I’ve known her for a very long time. – I believe Pearl has found her forever home,
and it was truly meant to be. All right, Pearl.
It’s time to go home. My heart melted when I saw her,
and I just wanted to be with her and hold her again, just to
kind of reassure her, like, this is it. Finally in
your permanent home. First time Pearl stepped onto
the New York City street, I think the smells
were overwhelming. She wanted to smell everything,
and explore everything. I think she’s gonna
fit in great here. Welcome home, Pearl! Yeah. So you’re excited, huh?
Excited to be in your new home. Let’s go. Come on. When I first brought Pearl into the apartment, she
went crazy smelling again, exploring everything. Hey, Janet. Hey. Want to meet your
new sister, Pearl? Hey, Pearl. Hey, Pearl. Hi. Look. Hey. Pearl and Janet met
for the first time. They were a bit hesitant, but I know
they’ll be good friends. She did end up finding her bed,
and she plopped right in it and fell asleep nicely.
I thought it was pretty cute that she knew exactly
that that was hers. I think she was hungry. I feel like I made
the right decision in adopting Pearl, because I
feel like her personality is very relaxed,
and so is Janet’s, and so am I. So I think we all complement
each other very well. For a longterm plan for Pearl, I plan on definitely
looking into a prosthetic, to seeing if that’s
best-suited for her, and also some rehab. Pearl came from a
pretty bad situation. And I think it’s a miracle
that she’s alive. And I think that she deserves the best life that she
can have going forward.

100 thoughts on “Dog Saved From Meat Truck Travels Across The World To Her New Family | The Dodo Adoption Day

  • Bach Tran Post author

    Animals are the innocent of this CRUEL WORLD..
    God bless the people who care.. Thank you so much β€οΈπŸ™

  • Sonja Theierl Post author

    Godbless you

  • JiaYi Lei Post author

    Thanks for saving this little one & giving it's life back~ my heart~πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

  • Original American Post author

    Nuke China

  • Tracy Hagan Post author

    Is the other dog in the last woman’s house a Brussels Griffon?

  • Tracy Gardner Post author

    I love pearl what a sweetie pie

  • Du_Bazztardauge Post author

    I have a French Bulldog too and its hard to see for me..for my next Dog i will Rescue one too

  • Adam Wattson Post author

    You mean to tell me that some small eyed big forehead ass Asians tried to cook this dog

  • Kely G Post author


  • DroidXPhone Post author

    I am tired of Chinese people eating dog's!!!! This is beyond pathetic. Poor pup pup. God bless her.

  • David Catlabuga Post author

    People who eat dogs are monsters πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ‘ΊπŸ‘ΊπŸ‘Ί

  • FANG Post author

    Yes get her a nice little lightweight prosthetic with a rubber base. And dogs are missing a front leg have a lot of stress on the other shoulder joint so they should be put on supplements right away because as they get older that joint is going to be really hurting.

  • Tracy Bush Post author

    I hope she gets her prosthesis ❀️

  • teresa jeffery Post author

    I can't even begin to express my fckn anger towards animals being mistreated. I just truly dont understand how any person can do it.

  • Black Panther Post author

    Sickening to eat dogs!! How is this still legal?? I saw a video where an Asia witch chopped off her dogs paw cuz he made her angry!! I would hurt anyone I saw hurting ANY Animal!! Thank goodness fur ALL of us who Love and save ALL ANIMALS!! Thank You!

  • Jamie Todd Post author

    God Bless these beautiful people

  • sixtyton angel Post author

    I'm in love with Teddy….right away he hit me.

  • Patricia Masuda Post author

    Love Pearl and the people all along the way who rescued her and gave her a home!! God bless you all!!πŸΆπŸ’–πŸ•πŸ’•πŸΎπŸΆπŸ’–πŸ•πŸ’•πŸΎπŸΆπŸ’–πŸ•πŸ’•πŸΎπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  • Kim Smith Post author

    Stop the dog meat industry now!

  • pezjme Post author

    people gotta eat. stealing food out of peoples mouths.

  • Cove Post author

    I ate a puppy while watching this , you guys are thieves

  • Little dog Macana Post author

    Thank you for saving this cute puppy)

  • Chicken, Yeah! Post author

    Aww poor puppy, dog bless her the lil cutie

  • Natalia Goryagina Post author

    Love love loveπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’‹πŸ‘πŸ˜˜

  • Teja Ritz Post author

    I wish everyone in this world become a animal lover ❀ and adopt all stray animals

  • kylee c Post author

    Does anyone know what the breed of her dog Janet is ?

  • TΓ’m LΓͺ Post author


  • Chantell C Post author

    Believe that little friends for a boxer 5 from all that stuff and now she has a new home happy and safe and have food and water and she's my having a timer for a live there

  • Raiiiny Day Post author

    Okay i just wanna say this you cant have an objective opinion in a matter like this one as this problem stems across multiple regions of culture and eventually the matter goes from general comments to cultural appropriation of a group of people that we ourselves haven't seen the veiwpoint on
    And this is just a comparison…..
    Seeing the canine meat industry in other countries as appalling is falling under the same mistakes as complaining about aranged marriages in india or african ceremonies for the dead, and even when we have some good points it will always have some portion of the reasoning be "because your way is wrong and im right"

  • Gregg Anthony Post author

    That suitcase scene…frenchies are dang cute.

  • Aline Skibunny Post author

    Why dont they have prosthetics for animals yet in the US. Prof Noel Fitzpatrick in the UK has pioneered wonderful prosthetics and many other wonderful procedures to help animals. Have watched all his programs and the man is amazing.

  • Tesseract9630 Post author

    Thank you for saving that dog. God bless you.

  • jenmar45 Post author

    It's horrifying how cold and heartless some people are.

  • OpalKatz Post author

    Garnet amythyst.. and pearl


  • Connie Wolf Post author

    Very nice story….I wish Pearl the very best!

  • Melissa Kolhof Post author

    Sweet sweet baby

  • oceanriver Post author

    lucky the person that can save like that life and you very luckyπŸ’πŸ’™ bless you

  • shinning star2019 Post author

    Those %=Γ·Γ—[email protected]$ will eat just about anything.😬 Heathens treat each other like crap why would we expect anything less form them.

  • Trisha Harvey Post author

    Who eats dogs? It’s disgusting. They are man’s best friend not food. Eat a carrot.

  • Teresa Watts Post author

    Yes, a miracle!

  • Ed Eshmont Post author

    I cried. Im a straight white male who is 6'1" and 350lbs. I cried. Great story. Great story.

  • marion mateer Post author

    Aaaa beutifull

  • Fox but Cuter It's called Foox Post author

    The dodo logo is on fleek today, is it trans pride month or somthing? Or are they just cool today

  • Wanda Roderick Post author

    You can fit that little dog with the booty to make her legs even and learn to walk with them try a booty on their I seen the other dogs use booties on all four legs perfect

  • EddEdd- Post author

    The world needs more people like themπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  • Raha Farokh Post author

    Foster parents! You make me not lose my faith in life.

  • Johnny Of the sticks Post author

    Ah, New York…. gasp

  • KRESH NIKI Post author

    God bless you

  • David G. Post author


  • michele michele Post author

    i was os hoping that one of the vet's friends would adopt the cutie in the diapers….i was in love with him….a doggie with diapers….awww

  • ชอุ่ฑ ΰΉ€ΰΈ‰ΰΈ₯ΰΈ΄ΰΈ‘ΰΈ‘ΰΈ“ΰΈ΅ Post author

    Thank you Dodo I from Thailand.

  • Carrie Sunday Post author

    Aww Pearl you touched my heart bless you with the best life ever

  • Debs B Post author

    What kind of sick people eat dogs oh yeh wait China because their isn’t enough other food you could eat . They need shooting

  • Catherine HFD Post author

    fantastic stories .. adopt don't shop !!

  • Sylvie Soyez Post author

    Il est très mignon se bébé d'amour bisous mes amours Sylvie et mabrouck

  • Magda swierk Post author


  • netdog713 Post author

    Another reason to boycott China- the government needs to seriously crack down on eating dogs

  • Carolyn Dee Post author

    STOP THE DOG MEAT TRADE!! So barbaric. So sickening


    Pearl is an awesome dog bt the lil 1 that had the diaper on was sooo cute…..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Baudion Virginie Post author


  • Matt Harden Post author

    Should have cooked her up

  • Charles Darwin Post author

    There is no excuse for cruelty There are desperately poor people living in tents on the streets in America that treat their dogs better than this! A dog's πŸ•πŸΆ unconditional love❀ is sometimes the only love they know. πŸ‘©πŸΆπŸ•πŸ‘¨β›ΊπŸš¦πŸΎβ€πŸ•πŸΆ

  • Blueberry Mustard Post author

    Who cares..That little human girl going hungry everyday is still ignored..But hey this dog is more important

  • Romelda Matsuo Post author

    They are rescue together,happy together now.thank nyou so much

  • Asteroidattack0871 Post author

    I'm Korean, currently living in Korea and although a lot of these dog meat restaurants are closing down, sadly you can still see some of them in business. And tons of these pet shops and "hospitals" that sell small pups and kitties that you can clearly tell are from puppy mills, which angers me. The sad truth is that animals aren't really treated with respect here and you still see people frowning or giving that stare on the street when they see a dog barking or pooping whatever which is IMO ridiculous. I can't speak on behalf of other countries but culture-wise in Korea, I can see that over the years the practice of eating dog meat is decreasing. Hopefully, more animal protection laws can be enforced in the future and animals can be respected more.

  • SAY IT HOW IT IS 777 Post author


  • the Bride of Frankenstein Post author

    Disgusting af…..boycott China…..all these cuties I love them all bless their hearts

  • thielees Post author

    What an amazing journey this little animal has experienced. More than the vast majority of people ever live.

  • Ygtfhv Fgdug Post author

    I wish people had the same attitude to farm animals because they go through the same thing. I bet a lot of people in this comment section are talking about how this practice is disgusting but having a ham sandwich later. These countries that eat dogs and cats do the same thing that western countries do to farm animals that are just as innocent. Both practice are evil but no better that’s each other.

  • Eline S Post author

    I don't like she went to a home without a yard…

  • Caprice Post author

    After a harrowing day today, to find this vid has definitely softened my spirit. All such beautiful souls, gifting the sweetest little puppers a new lease on life and a forever home. I will sleep well tonight, having my faith in humanity stored little by little, by watching this channel and all those amazing and wonderful rescue channels! xo

  • Dawn Carroll Post author

    The best gift ever!

  • Sam. Pardhan85 Pardhan Post author

    Thank you

  • Sindy Lou Post author


  • Jayne Davis Post author

    It would be cheaper to get pregnant yourself & eat the baby than it would be to eat a β€œFrenchie”… Sorry! I know too much about dog breeds or not enough about humans (I’m gonna guess it’s the later due to un-presented evidence) 😣

  • Ashley Mae Post author

    Beautiful baby 😭❀️❀️

  • Anne Chalmers Post author

    Go Pearl ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  • Donna Reid Post author

    I wish an alien race landed on earth that ate humans but the ONLY people they take are the arseholes running and supporting these dog slaughter houses. I hope they then take them ALL away to their home planet and BUTCHER them CRUELLY and MERCILESSLY before eating them.πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ’€β˜ οΈ

  • Kayla R Post author

    Oh, what a sweet baby…. Makes me so sad that those things happen to dogs, or cats. πŸ™

  • Milo the Jack Russell Post author

    Brings tears to my eyes… poor thing. Wish her a wonderful new life ❀️

  • Deirdre Ward Post author

    What wonderful people…GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES…

  • Julien Freddy Post author

    Merci. Bonjour de la Belgique.

  • mohammed enam Post author

    Isn't there any dogs in the states to adopt?
    Just wondering why from China like I'm thinking about the expense..

  • Mike Mentzer Post author

    Some of these dogs need to be aborted.

  • Knowledge is Power Post author

    I am one of the very very few Western professionals in Mainland China advocating canine behavioral medicine, mental health and overall animal welfare. Please help and support these kind souls who have also dedicated their lives for the proper care of animals in this region πŸ™

  • Rockerboy Post author


  • Gail Priscilla Bender Fosse Post author

    Thank God for all the good people in the world . Bless you all 🐾🐾🐾🐾β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

  • Sharon Bayliss Post author

    Evil China again. When is the world going to realise who these people are. The thing is a lot of the world do not know what these backward demons are doing. It's needs to be massively known. And celebraties need to boycote them. Don't stop telling and showing people what they do in these countries. And how haveing cows, pigs goat's chickens, fish. Lots of seafood. And yet these savages are greedy and cruel for more.

  • Anaelle SIDOT Post author


  • Sharon Bayliss Post author

    Don't buy stuff from these countries. Look at your labels. And buy British, American, Italian support your own towns and cities. Or local.

  • Alexander Post author

    Chinese eat dogs…

  • Sharon Bayliss Post author

    Thank you beautiful girl for opening your home to this little darling.

  • Maria Moura Post author

    The wonderful people that save these babies have a bitter sweet life

  • Yo Hvlmz Post author

    I love this pup even tho she has no leg but she's so cute god bless this dog

  • Shree Nest Post author

    Creepy China

  • Manlykefresh.INC Post author

    I wish you guys would stop cutting onions when I come into your YouTube page 😭😭😭😭❀️❀️

  • Stephen Murray Post author

    A Chinese food truck! Hmmmmm….. Makes my stomach turn and i served 2 tours of duty my lsst being Fallujah Iraq where . Maybe it's just common sense playin in here with the compassion that humans are supposed to have but i guess some just don't have it in their DNA. Anyway. I love you guys so so much for what you do for these animals because some of us know they cant ask for the belp.And i feel you are their voices and saviors. Thank you from the bottom of my warm ❀ . God bless,
    Murray,Stephen, Sgt. United States Army Retired

  • BoilerBloodline Post author

    Oh my! What a cute little gal. Faith in humanity restored for the day.

  • Husky Earth Post author

    She is so cute!!!

  • HQ KS Post author

    Meat market ? Who the hell eats dog meat ?

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