Yankee the poodle had lived out a large part of his life on the streets.

But one day his luck changed forever, but he was so defeated and tired from living on the streets, he couldn’t even lift his head to greet his rescuers.

But Yankee’s life changed forever when he met one inspirational little boy.

YouTube/Hope For Paws

YouTube/Hope For Paws

YouTube/Hope For Paws

YouTube/Hope For Paws

Hope For Paws, an animal rescue and shelter, received an email  telling them about homeless dog that lived in a neighbourhood in Los Angles. While locals tried to keep him alive with scraps, his future did not look bright.

YouTube/Hope For Paws

YouTube/Hope For Paws

One day a neighbour walked past the dog and was concerned for it’s welfare as it looked injured. This is when they decided to contact Hope For Paws, in a bid to end the animals suffering.  The organisation decided to send two of their most experienced rescuers, Eldad Hagar and Lisa Arturo to check the little guy out.