Abandoned dog rescued after 3-year vigil at empty home
An abandoned chow who waited three years for his owners to return has been rewarded with a new home.
For years, neighbors saw Chen loitering outside of a Gwinnett County house. Often he was seen sleeping on the carport that he claimed as his home.
The house was empty. Chen’s owners were gone.
“He absolutely would not leave that house,” Lisa Renstrom of Chap’s Chow Rescue said. “In the middle of the day he would go run and get scraps of food. There was a Kroger and he would pull scraps out of the trash.”
A neighbor told Lisa Renstrom about the lonely pooch.
“He was waiting and waiting for his people to come home,” Renstrom said. “The people on either side would throw rocks and try to chase him away. He would not leave.”
It took weeks, but with food and a gentle voice, Renstrom was able to coax the nervous pup close enough to capture him. The next step was finding Chen a permanent home.
No one would guess what would happen next.