A dog, now named Samantha, was abandoned in the parking lot of a Sam’s Club near Memphis, Tennessee.
She sat in the same spot for nine days straight, howling as loud as she could. She watched every passing car to see if it was her family coming back for her, but sadly, they would never return.
People who heard her cries contacted Arrow Dog Rescue for help. Rescuer Mary Murphy quickly arrived at the parking lot, but Samantha was very timid and refused to leave her spot. She still had hope that her family would come back for her.
Murphy sat with Samantha for three days to gain her trust. Finally, she agreed to leave with Murphy, and she went on to the shelter.
Despite leaving the parking lot, Samantha was still very scared and missed her family. Staff worked with her every day to help her feel more comfortable and gain confidence.
They also posted Samantha’s video and story on Facebook, in the hopes that a loving family would want to adopt her.