When Maelle Girard and her boyfriend moved to a new country, they had no idea what to expect. While exploring the city, they discovered an adorable stray dog that started a new chapter in their lives.
New city, new purpose
Maelle drove through the streets of Bali on her scooter when something caught her attention. She parked her scooter on the side and watched an adorable black dog made its way towards her.
The dog looked so tiny and fragile. As Maelle picked her up, all it took was one smile from the canine, and she was completely hooked. She named the dog Ika and officially adopted her. Little did she know, adopting Ika was the beginning of something amazing.
Maelle’s love for dogs grew, and she wanted to help out more stray canines. She’d always saw a pack of street dogs on her street, so she laid out some food daily.
Most of the canines were wild and hated being touched. But there was this one friendly dog that Maelle named Dobbie.
Since Dobbie was so friendly and approachable, Maelle took her to the local vet and had her checked upon. The doctor said the dog had a skin disease and had to get bathed weekly.
Maelle created a weekly routine wherein Dobbie came to her home. She’d get the bath and then run back out to the street after. One day, the dog decided to stay after the bath. That’s when Maelle knew that Dobbie was home.
Years later, Maelle found a group of stray puppies that all looked sick and malnourished. Luckily, she managed to rescue all of them and found them families, except for Coco.
Maelle fostered Coco and grew attached to her. She decided to adopt the dog and make her an official member of the family. Maelle named her pack of three dogs, the Bali Squad.
Every day, Maelle opened the door to her bedroom, and the three dogs jumped on the bed for morning cuddles. Afterward, they knew it was time to go to the beach. All three dogs howled and got excited since it was their favorite thing to do.
Seeing all the dogs so happy and carefree made Maelle feel emotional. It’s never easy to rescue strays but giving them good homes and the life they deserved made it all worth it.
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