When Hope For Paws, a rescue organization in California, first found this dog living on the streets, they weren't even able to tell if the dog was a girl or a boy because of how severely matted the poor pup was.
The pup seemed to have been alone for a while, having no idea what it was like to be loved. When rescuers got out a leash, the dog completely freaked out.
They were able to get a leash around the dog and determine that she's a girl. When one of the rescuers began to pet her, it was clear that she knew what she had wished for for so long had come true: she was finally safe.