After all, was it any wonder this dog wasn't feeling like herself?
She had, according to Montes' Facebook post, just been abandoned at the local shelter. She went from a family to a cage. Unwanted. And then, a little feared.
It was a storm worthy of this little dog's name - Toto.
Apparently, it wasn't the first time animal workers used a snare on her.
It turns out, all they had to use was a little tenderness.
Montes immediately felt the melt.
"As soon as she was in my arms she relaxed," he writes. "I'm not talking about learned helplessness, I mean she relaxed."
Today, Toto is "decompressing" at the rescue, where she will soon be ready for adoption.
This is what happens when you give a dog a chance.
"She's a super sweet girl who was simply overwhelmed by being where she was," he writes.