Despite all the progress Spyder had made, when his new mom first went to meet him, he was too scared to go near her at all. She sat with his foster family for an hour to let him get used to her — and when he finally did approach her, he instantly fell in love with her and has refused to leave her side ever since.
“It was like once he makes a connection and learns that someone can be trusted, he loves unconditionally,” Grasso said. “He is still nervous around new people, especially men, and even still gets nervous around Mom’s husband Charlie, then other times he will sit with Charlie and let him pet him, so it’s a work in progress. He’s been through so much and is still the kindest soul I have ever met.”