07/15/2014 04:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

After His Owner Died, Dog Waited For A Year Hoping He'd Return. Now The Pup Has A 2nd Chance

Prepare yourselves for some teary paw-spiration.

This latest video from Eldad Hagar, the founder of animal rescue organization Hope for Paws, illustrates the heart-wrenching rescue story of Woody, an abandoned poodle.

When Woody’s owner died, the family sold the house and left him outside on the doorstep to fend for himself. For more than a year, the poor pup waited under a nearby shed hoping his owner would return.

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When Hagar finally found Woody, the dog's spirit was completely shattered -- he refused to eat and needed an IV to gain enough nourishment for him to survive.

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But here, the story turns around. With a little time and affection, Woody got a makeover, returned to health and learned to love again.

Currently, Woody is being fostered by Hagar's friend Lisa Charelli, but, ultimately, needs a permanent home. And who could say no to this face?

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To inquire about adopting Woody -- or to make a donation to Hope For Paws -- visit here.

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