Matt Bentley was off-roading in the West Desert near the Salt Flats in Utah in January 2018. He saw something running down the trail, according to ilovemydogsomuch.
At first, he didn’t even know what it was because of how rough it looked. As he got closer, though, he saw that it was a dog. The dog was in such bad shape. It had no hair and wasn’t getting enough food.
Bentley knew right away that he couldn’t leave her. He took her right away to the Utah Adoption Animal Clinic. There they gave her the care she needed so badly. Even though this puppyhad been through a lot, she was still very friendly and affectionate with people. Her name is now Kelly.
After three months of getting good vet care and much-needed love and attention, it was time for her to find a forever home. Not long after that, Kelly was taken in by Jamie Jacques and her family. Kelly got used to her new home pretty quickly, and she even has a dog named Rocky who is older than her. They get along great and can’t live without each other.
If you saw Kelly now, you would never guess that she used to be that hairless dog running through the desert. Jamie and her family will always be thankful that Bentley brought her to safety and got her the medical care she needed to save her life.
Bentley saw Kelly again more than a year after he saved her. He was shocked by how different she looked. With tears in his eyes, he told her how amazed he was at how far she had come in the past year and how much she had changed. Jamie choked back tears as she said, “It hurts so much to know what he did for her, because we don’t know how it would have turned out otherwise.”
“Knowing that she’s come full circle and is in the condition she is now is like a fairy tale ending to the story.” Bentley said.