The dog’s teeth were severely worn down when rescuers discovered him because, in his zeal for freedom, he had attempted to eat through the metal chain.

The first five years of Herschel the German Shepherd’s life were very difficult. The poor dog was chained up for a large portion of those years in a backyard filled with dirt.

In the end, Dog previous owner did the right thing by turning him over to Michelson Found Animals. The dog was given the care and medical attention he sorely needed.

Over the next six months, Herschel was adopted and returned to the shelter multiple times. The dog struggled in his new homes because he had spent his early years chained up without any socialization.

Herschel needed to be placed in a devoted home, according to Michelson Found Animals. So they made a call to Rocky Kanaka, the show’s hos.

Rocky bought Herschel a ton of delicious food, including a tasty dog cupcake, for his enjoyable day out.

Herschel completely captured the heart of one Dog’s Day Out viewer, who wanted to adopt him. Rocky and Herschel drove to Rocky’s new residence because she resided in Los Angeles.

Rocky made a stop at a beach while they were traveling so Herschel could see the ocean for the first time in his life.

Rocky and Herschel strolled into the sand, and Herschel started barking in pure excitement. Rocky was ecstatic to see how content this adorable child was!

Rocky and Herschel enjoyed playing in the waves and sand. While they played in the warm water, Rocky had a big grin on his face.

He loves it, and I won’t let him leave because, for all I know, he might swim to San Diego.

Herschel is now content to live in Los Angeles with his mother, where he has unlimited access to the ocean. With everything he’s been through, this adorable puppy deserves to spend as much time in the sea as he wants. He just can’t get enough of the ocean!

Despite having a terrible life, Herschel is still a wonderful dog. Check out the video below to learn more about Herschel and see him having fun in the water.