Wounded Homeless Dog Seeks Shelter Beneath Vehicle, Serendipitously Finds a Permanent Loving Abode


Meet Niq — a courageous little pup who refuses to let life’s challenges bring him down.

When Niq fell victim to an attack by a group of animals recently, the frightened and injured Chihuahua sought refuge beneath a nearby car. Nestled behind a rear tire, Niq stood his ground, determined not to allow anyone to approach him.

Witnessing the incident, concerned neighbors swiftly reached out to Logan’s Legacy Dog Rescue for assistance. Suzette Hall, the founder of Logan’s Legacy, rushed to the Southern California neighborhood without delay. Unfortunately, the accounts provided by the neighbors proved to be accurate.

“He sustained a rather serious wound,” Hall shared with The Dodo. “Emergency surgery was required.”

Hall promptly transported Niq to Camino Pet Hospital, where a compassionate team of veterinarians attended to him immediately. The resilient pup underwent the necessary surgery, and the team skillfully closed his wound. However, when Niq regained consciousness after the procedure, something still wasn’t quite right.

“After the surgery, he started showing signs of extreme illness,” Hall recounted. “Subsequently, he tested positive for parvo.”

In addition to recovering from a traumatic injury, Niq was suddenly faced with combating the highly contagious parvovirus.

Though the journey to recovery was arduous, Niq refused to surrender without a fight. Fortuitously, he was surrounded by a supportive team of friends to aid his recuperation.

One special friend, a veterinary technician, formed an extraordinary bond with Niq. After her shifts ended, she refused to go home without spending time with her newfound companion.

“Every day after work, she would go and sit with him,” Hall recounted. “She grew incredibly fond of him.”

After consistent visits, the vet tech approached Hall with an unexpected proposition. She suggested taking Niq home for a weekend to help him heal in a more comfortable setting.

Hall agreed, and the subsequent Monday brought a surprising message.

“While she had initially planned to care for him over the weekend, she couldn’t bear to part with him,” Hall explained. “She asked, ‘Can I keep him permanently? Can I please adopt him?'”

Before long, Niq became an official member of the vet tech’s family.

Presently, Niq thrives in his new home. Having triumphed over his illnesses and injuries, he revels in a life filled with joy and contentment.

For Hall, there’s no sweeter ending for a rescue dog than the one Niq experienced.

“He exudes happiness, and he’s enveloped in love,” Hall affirmed. “He has finally found his ideal forever home.”