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Rescue Dog Plays with Her First Toy After Being Chained for 8 Years [Video]



Quick Smiles:

  • Yuki, a Romanian rescue dog who spent most of her life as a chained guard dog, received her first toy, and her reaction was captured in a touching TikTok video by her new owner Anni, attracting over 1.5 million views.
  • Having been abused, abandoned, and saved from euthanasia, Yuki was given a new life with Anni’s family since early 2023, where she has gradually warmed up to humans, including overcoming her fear of men.
  • Yuki’s story highlights the plight of millions of companion dogs entering U.S. shelters each year, with a significant number of dogs being euthanized, thereby underscoring the importance of adoption and rehabilitation for such animals.


She doesn‘t know what playing is yet but we are trying 🙂 #fypシ #pov #xyzbca #rescuedog ♬ original sound – <3

Imagine being presented with a beautiful parrot plush toy and having no idea what to do with it.

That was exactly the scenario for Yuki, an adorable rescue dog who, for the first time in her life, had her own toy to play with.

The touching moment was captured in a TikTok video by her new owner Anni, under the username Svperdone, and has since warmed hearts worldwide, garnering over 1.5 million views and over 231,800 likes.

Yuki, a Romanian rescue dog, had been a chained guard dog for most of her life.

Her experiences with humans had been rather unkind until Anni decided to give her a new chance at happiness.


“She was abused, then abandoned, and had to live on the street until she was picked up into a shelter,” Anni tells Newsweek.

Sadly, Yuki’s hardship didn’t end there.

“She was pregnant, and all her puppies were taken away. When nobody wanted to adopt her, we did, otherwise, she would have been euthanized,” Anni added.

Thankfully, since joining Anni’s family in February/March 2023, Yuki’s life has taken a complete U-turn.

In the video, Yuki can be seen cautiously examining the parrot plush toy, visibly confused yet curious.

Anni wrote, “Yuki’s 1st toy, being a chained guard dog most of her life. She doesn’t know what playing is yet, but we are trying.”


With time, patience, touch-therapy, and a refreshing haircut, Yuki started warming up to her new life.

Not only did she overcome her fear of men, but she also came to trust Anni’s dad, now one of her favorite cuddle buddies.

Yuki’s story is reminiscent of the millions of companion dogs who enter U.S. animal shelters each year.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 710,000 dogs who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners.

But an alarming number, approximately 390,000 shelter dogs, are euthanized annually.

The outpouring of love and support for Yuki’s journey has been overwhelming. TikTokers from all corners of the platform left heartfelt comments and words of encouragement.


The general consensus?

Yuki is indeed a “purebred good girl.”

And through Anni’s kindness, Yuki’s story continues to inspire, serving as a testament to the extraordinary power of second chances and the pure, unassuming love that dogs bring to our lives.