When Wilbur first arrived in his foster home after being rescued by One More Dog Rescue, he was terrified of absolutely everything. He was only 9 months old, but clearly, his start to life had not been easy at all. His foster family knew they could teach him that the world wasn’t so scary, though, with a little patience and a lot of love. Only a few months later, he had become a completely different dog, and his family officially adopted him.
“When we first got him, he was terrified and shut down and scared of everything,” Kirstin LaRoche, Wilbur’s mom, told The Dodo. “I had to carry him out of the shelter because he was so nervous. He has since blossomed into a happy, silly, clumsy, confident, playful dog. He is quite the character.”