When Matt Bentley went four-wheeling in the Salt Flats in Utah, he stumbled upon an animal in desperate need of help. This hairless, emaciated dog came running down the trail in the middle of nowhere. Matt was mortified. Where had this dog come from? She was in such rough shape that Matt didn’t even know she was a dog at first!
Matt drove her to the Utah Animal Adoption Center and pleaded with them to take her. They quickly agreed. This poor dog needed extensive medical treatment. Quickly, a woman named Jamie heard about the “doggy warrior” and wanted to volunteer her time to help the dog through the rough road ahead. Jamie also gave the sweet dog a name: Kelly.
Jamie drove to the center to meet Kelly in person for the first time. They immediately connected. Despite the pain she must have been in and whatever past trauma she was working through, Kelly was so friendly. She came right up to Jamie, wagging her tail and wanting to be pet. Jamie felt an instant bond!
Kelly jumped paws first into her recovery. She made tremendous strides quickly. She was so motivated to get well and move on to her new life. Jamie watched as Kelly fought to get better and knew as soon as she was ready, Jamie would officially adopt her and take her home.
Kelly’s first day at her new house was awesome! She walked through the front door as if the house was always meant to be hers. Jamie’s dog Rocky happily greeted Kelly. It seems they were always meant to be siblings too! Rocky gave Kelly a tour of the place and from that moment on, the two became inseparable! The video below even shows that they hate sleeping without each other. It’s so adorable!
As time went on, Kelly’s recovery did too! In fifteen months, her fur grew back in completely and her health was excellent. Jamie is so grateful for what Matt did that she wants to reunite them. Matt, of course, agreed!
When Matt sees Kelly, he’s amazed. To say she was transformed is an understatement! Jamie thanks Matt over and over for saving Kelly’s life. Matt can’t help but tear up a bit. He understands that Kelly wouldn’t have survived if it weren’t for him. Now, this is one heartwarming story you do not want to miss. Check out the rest of the story in the video below!