It’s sad to think about it, but the vast majority of dogs and cats at pet stores come from puppy mills. These animals are raised in deplorable conditions, and many that survive suffer from serious health issues. On top of that, almost all of these animals are emotionally scarred in some way from the ordeal.
The dog featured in this video goes by the name of Ruggles. Ruggles was fortunate enough to be rescued from a puppy mill, but he wasn't in great shape. Brought to the Cherokee County Animal Shelter in Georgia, he met another rescued animal — a cat named Chompers. Chompers was rescued after being found under a porch. Both were extremely shy at first, but look how quickly things change after a bit of playtime.