Ashley Acord a Baltimore police officer was on patrol when she found a dog that had been left alone tied to a doorknob in a vacant house. She didn’t know how long he had been there but she wasn’t going to allow him to stay there another minute! He now had a new mom and a new life!
While out on patrol last Sunday, Acord was driving down a street when she thought she saw someone emerge from a supposedly vacant house. “No one was supposed to be there,” she told The Baltimore Sun.
“He was actually groomed pretty well,” she said. “He didn’t show any signs of aggression. He just seemed like he wanted to attention.”
They brought him to BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter), on the way, Acord and the dog bonded. As soon as they arrived at the shelter, she filled out an application to adopt him. They had put on a stray hold, but no one came forward to claim him.
“They said he would be mine if I still wanted him,” she explained. That was a no brainier for she had a dog growing up and she watched my friend’s dog on and off. “I’ve always been an animal lover, specifically for dogs.”
Acord officially became his mom on Thursday, and she named him Grayson. The timing could just be a coincidence, but she found him on March 20th which was the same date that last year her grandmother got sick. She died two weeks later.
“I don’t want to say I took it as a sign,” said Acord, though it did strike her as peculiar. “But I wanted to, at least, see the dog go to a good home.”
Her and Grayson are getting to know one another and getting closer everyday. Grayson is thrilled and lucky to have someone to dote on him.
“He’s just really sweet, and has a lot of energy,” she said. They are off to a good start to the rest of their lives!