No dog should spend life on a chain. That’s how Amy Hines feels, along with her fellow staffers at Dogs Deserve Better. When she saw a group of nine dogs chained without shelter during a visit to Kentucky, she felt compelled to help them.
Amy persuaded the owner of the dogs to allow her to rescue all nine of them, bringing them to Virginia’s Good Newz Rehab Center to help them adjust to a different life and to prepare them for adoption into loving homes.
One of the newly-unchained dogs is a gorgeous Siberian Husky named Biscuit. Huskies, bred to be sled dogs, have an innate need to run. Biscuit seems enormously relieved to express this instinctive requirement. The joy he shows is palpable as he is presented with an open field to run after being confined to a chain for so long.
In a moment dubbed his first “freedom run”, watching Biscuit reveals the importance of allowing our dogs to express their innermost drives so they can be who they are meant by nature to be. No dog is driven to be chained. Biscuit’s experience is a beautiful example of how we can only reach our full potential when allowed to express our deepest selves.