It's pretty challenging to get the trust of a stray dog that avoids people. However, gaining that trust becomes relatively easy when another dog is involved. A trained dog can be a mediator that lets the stray know that the rescuers are trustworthy.
A dog rescuer named Jennifer recently rescued several puppies. After saving them, she wondered if their mother was still around. This motivated her to constantly return to the area where she found the puppies to look for the mother dog.
On some days, Jennifer would bring her senior dog to help locate the mother dog. She eventually found the stray dog thanks to the help of her other dog. However, Jennifer couldn't get close to the stray dog because it was anxious. After several failed rescue attempts, Jennifer had to seek another rescuer's help to set a trap for the mother dog, and they eventually succeeded.
When the mother dog was under Jennifer's foster care, she was named Winter. Unfortunately, she couldn't reunite with her puppies because they were already adopted when she was rescued. Instead, Jennifer made sure to go on a video call with the puppies' owner to show Winter how they were doing.
As time went by, Winter learned to socialize with Jennifer's other pets. Although the dog was initially hesitant, she eventually learned to be comfortable around them. Jennifer's cats loved cuddling beside Winter because she never reacted aggressively.
Jennifer contemplated whether to adopt Winter for good. However, she decided against doing that because she didn't have a backyard. Jennifer knows that Winter needs a place where she can run around and release her energy.
Eventually, the rescuer found a good home for Winter. The new owners had a large backyard and multiple dogs that could play with Winter. They were good people who showed nothing but kindness towards dogs. That concluded Jennifer's foster parenting duty with great satisfaction.
Source: The Dodo via YouTube.