Imagine spending five years of your life chained. That must be the most horrific thing one can experience. Sadly, that is what the adorable German Shepherd Herschel was destined to because of his cruel and heartless owners. The dog was eventually rescued, and his story serves to teach people that he was one of the lucky ones who got a chance for a better life because not every rescue story has a happy ending.
Although mistreated and neglected by his owners, this dog could still find happiness in the little things in life and wagged his tail whenever he was around people. But this made people think he was aggressive so finding a home for Herschel wasn’t easy.

If the dog wasn’t adopted soon he could end up on the list of the unadoptable dogs and could eventually be euthanized.

But it seemed like God had other plans for this giant dog. He got the chance of being part of the Rocky Kanaka’s show “Dog’s Day Out.” Kanaka is an Emmy Nominated TV host, entrepreneur and Pet Rescue Advocate whose life mission is to travel across the country and help homeless pets. He took Herschel out and said:

“He got to see snow for the first time, and he got to give free teddy bear hugs to be shown, love. And that day got him enough awareness that now we’re taking a road trip from Los Angeles to deliver him to his new forever family that lives in Washington state.”