It was clear that Timmy had likely suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of humans in the past, and it would take some time for him to overcome his issues. His family was so patient with him, though, and made sure to give him tons of love and affection in order to show him that he was finally safe. His new dog sister Juanita could sense that Timmy needed a little extra love, and tried her best to make him feel at home from the very beginning.
“I kept Juanita's food on a chair so that Timmy did not binge eat and be sick to his tiny stomach, so after devouring his portion, he would stare sadly at Juanita on the chair,” Savard said. “He couldn't even stand on his hind legs to beg, but Juanita took food from her dish, placed it on the chair and nudged it to the floor. It was truly humbling to witness.”