Dogs are some of the most special, trusting, loyal creatures in the world.
As a lifelong dog lover, it breaks my heart to see these wonderful animals in any kind of pain or discomfort, since we all know that what they deserve most is a good belly rub, followed by a nice game of fetch with a lovingly handmade dog toy.
Most people seem to agree on this count.Dogs have such sweet and charming dispositions, its hard to wish them anything but perfect, tail-wagging joy.
Of course, not every dog gets a good start in life. Some pooches seem like they may never get the happy life and cherished forever home that they deserve.
Fortunately, there are tons of good people out there working to make happy endings for dogs in tough situations.
Among those good people? The Humane Society International, an animal rescue organization that stepped in to make a huge difference in the life of a sweet and silly mastiff named Waldo.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about Waldos heartbreaking origins and his incredible recovery!