Disfigured animals have a difficult time finding homes at shelters, but this dog was “lucky”.
Lisa, a 10-week-old puppy with scars all over her face and swollen eyes that required surgery, was brought to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. The shelter staff wasn’t sure they’d be able to find the puppy a home until Christine Doblar and her family arrived.
“The whole time, my daughters were freaking out that someone else was going to kidnap her,” Doblar told The Dodo. “Despite her unusual appearance, she has a wonderful, sparkling personality. We looked at a few more dogs, but none could compare to the fact that she went to each of us and was just as loving and exuberant with everyone she met.” The family returned the next day to adopt Lisa, whom they named “Lucky.”
Lisa, a 10-month-old puppy, was recently surrendered to a California animal shelter.
Her face was disfigured, and she required eyelid surgery.
“She could be unpleasant to look at,” HSSV’s Finnegan Dowling stated.
Lisa’s chances of adoption were slim, according to the shelter workers.
That is, until Christine Doblar and her family arrived.
“She simply has a great, gleaming personality…”
We looked at a couple more dogs, but none of them came close.”
“Because we’re both lucky,” the family decided to nickname her Lucky, and they adopted her the same day.