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Dog Who Spent Years Chained Up Sees Ocean First Time

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Herschel the German Shepherd’s first five years of life were very tough.

The poor dog spent most of those years chained up in a dirt-filled backyard. When rescuers found him, the dog’s teeth were whittled down—he was so desperate for freedom, he had tried to chew through the metal chain.


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Eventually, his former owner did the right thing and surrendered Herschel to Michelson Found Animals. The animal rescue gave the pup the medical attention and care that he badly needed.

Over the next few months, Herschel was adopted and returned to the shelter multiple times. Since the dog had spent his first few years chained up without any socialization, he had trouble adjusting to his new homes.

Michelson Found Animals wanted to get Herschel into a loving, wonderful home. So they reached out to Rocky Kanaka, host of Dog’s Day Out. This show takes dogs who’ve had tough lives and gives them a great day out.


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For Herschel’s fun day out, Rocky bought him lots of delicious food, including a tasty doggy cupcake. Rocky also Herschel took him to play in the snow, and he loved it!


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One Dog’s Day Out viewer absolutely fell in love with Herschel, and she decided to adopt him. She lived in Los Angeles, and so Rocky and Herschel embarked on a road trip to his new home.

While they were on the road trip, Rocky stopped at a beach so Herschel could see the ocean for the first time in his life. Rocky and Herschel walked onto the sand, and Herschel started barking in pure joy. Rocky was thrilled to see how happy this sweet boy was!

German Shepherds First Run At The Beach

BAEwatch Alert! 🤣Bae as in Teddy “Bear” Herschel of course. 🐻🐶👍I mean look at this guy run. A natural and he even looks right into the camera as we pass by. In all seriousness, it is really exciting to find something this guy is really good at. He needs socialization work and leash training but as soon as we start running he is so happy and everything falls into place.This is likely the first run he has ever had at the beach and it fills my heart with joy. I can’t wait until his Dog’s Day Out this Friday. #DogsDayOut Found Animals Foundation

Posted by Rocky Kanaka on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rocky and Herschel played on the sand and in the waves. Rocky had a huge grin on his face as he and the pup played in the warm water.

“He loves it and I won’t let him go cause he might swim off to San Diego for all I know,” Rocky said.


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Herschel is now happily living with his mom in Los Angeles, and he’s able to go to the beach as much as he wants. This sweet dog can’t enough of the ocean, and after everything he went through, he deserves to spend as much time in the water as he’d like!


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Herschel is a dog who’s had a tough life but is still as sweet as can be. If you’d like to learn more about Herschel and see him playing in the water, check out the video below.

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Source: Rocky Kanaka



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