‘Broken’ dog can’t stop smiling when he realizes he’s finally safe

Those animals that endure cruelty can often hand over on life, thinking there's no hope for happiness.

Sanford was considered a “broken dog” when he received a shelter in Texas. He’d been run over but also had a bullet wound in his right leg.

He stayed within the corner of the shelter and didn’t check out anyone.

But when a foster mom took him home and introduced him to her other foster dogs he hasn’t stopped smiling since.
Foster mom Karen Velazquez says he’s the happiest dog she’s ever met.


“I am presently on my 52nd foster, and that i can genuinely say that I’ve never had anyone as jovial as him,” Karen told The Dodo.

“He looks at me during a way that no other animal or human has ever checked out me, including my very own pets. Essentially, the sole time he's not smiling is when he's asleep or eating.”

He was found at the side of the road by animal control officers after being hit by a car and also had a bullet wound in his right hind limb .
He was taken to alittle shelter in Dallas but they were short on resources so he didn’t get any medical aid .

Thankfully a volunteer from local dog rescue group Dallas DogRRR, spotted Sanford and knew she had to assist immediately.
He was physically broken … and when the volunteer visited see him, he didn’t really make any effort to return and say hello,” Kerry Anechiarico, executive of Dallas DogRRR, told The Dodo. “It’s almost like he had given up, and he was just expecting his time to return .”


After he’d received the medical aid he needed he was then taken to foster mom Karen’s home and have become a special dog.
He has been all smiles ever since,” she said. “I think the minute he came to my home, he realized he was during a safe place.”

Now Sanford, or ‘Sanfee’ to Karen, lives the simplest life eating home-cooked meals, going for daily walks and twiddling with his new dog pals.


The 10-year-old dog is playful for his age and now needs a forever home.

“He’ll be an excellent family dog,” she added. “He’ll get along side other dogs and every one humans. He even does well with kids.”

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  1. Karen may God bless you for taking this beautiful dog in I hope you become a foster failure I truly do. Like the story says this is your 45th or was it 54th Foster? You are a wonderful wonderful woman and I hope nothing but goodness follows you all the days of your life. As Jesus said suffer unto me the children of the animals. Even if you don't believe in God you're doing God's work. But I know you do. Again thank you so much for what you do for the animals. I admire you I truly do. Thank you so much.

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