22-year-old Amanda Tromp adopted her dog Kyro after immediately falling in love with him at the shelter: Tromp bottle-fed Kyro when he was just a puppy, because his mom couldn’t feed him herself. And while Tromp was originally Kyro’s savior, in the end, he ended up being the one to rescue her. At home, Tromp was being treated like a “human punch bag” by her boyfriend. After adopting the dog, her ex’s violence got worse and worse. He isolated her from her friends and family — Tromp’s only reprieve was taking Kyro for long walks.