Hemlös hund har nästan ingen päls kvar på kroppen – får komma till ett hem och förvandlingen blir total

Alla hundar har inte samma tur här i världen. Somliga hamnar snett och kan själva inte påverka det så himla mycket.

Så var det för hunden Gardenia. Hon vandrade omkring ensam i den stora staden Houston i Texas, USA – planlöst och visste inte var hon skulle ta vägen.

Hon hade ingen päls och var mycket illa tilltufsad. Samtidigt är hon en riktig kämpe som inte ger upp i första taget. Hon verkar också vara en väldigt social hund.

Till slut skulle detta betala sig.

Enligt djursajten The Dodo gick hunden fram till en kvinna på en parkeringsplats. Det var en total främling för hunden, men hon chansade och det visade sig vara en kvinna med hjärtat på rätt ställe.

Hunden fick en bit mat och kvinnan förstod att hon var herrelös. Hon lade upp en video på Facebook och vädjade till folk att sprida den vidare, så att Gardenia skulle kunna hitta ett nytt hem.

Gardenia approached the stranger, who handed her some food and slipped a leash over her neck.

Kanske kan hennes utseende verka skrämmande för somliga, men kvinnan försäkrar enligt The Dodo att hunden är jättesnäll och bara vill bli älskad för den hon är.

Titta så glad!

Hon har fått en egen kroppsstrumpa medan pälsen kan växa ut igen därunder.

Hon är en social hund som trivs med andra vovvar.

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“Why can’t you just adopt him?” I will let him go knowing that he will go to amazing adopters (whoever they may be). I trust the rescue’s adoption protocols. Then I can save another life from suffering just like his. If I adopted my fosters, I wouldn’t be able to keep saving as many. “But won’t he be sad and miss you?” He will miss me at first. But then after some time, he will form a bond with his new family and not think about me. He will likely remember me when I come to visit, but he won’t spend that time being sad. I can promise you: in the updates I get from adopters, the dogs are far from sad. “I couldn’t foster. I’d get too attached.” This one hurts. If you think I don’t get attached to my fosters, you are mistaken. I love them all dearly, and I often cry when they leave. But as my favorite fostering quote goes “I let my heart break so theirs doesn’t have to.” “But your dogs will miss him!” Nah, my pack is used to fosters. They love them, but I think they also selfishly like getting that extra attention once a foster leaves. All of these questions or comments are common. They are usually concerns and reasons why people won’t foster. I hope that by sharing my answers, I can encourage a few more to open their homes and consider fostering. Is it hard? Absolutely. Is it worth it? 1000% every time. I promise it’s the best addiction out there!

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Med hjälp av antibiotika and bad hos veterinären lyckades hon få pälsen tillbaka sakta men säkert! Nu har hon också fått komma till ett nytt hem där hon trivs så bra. ❤️

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I’ve been asked a lot lately about the best way to get started fostering. I can’t even begin to explain how excited I get when I hear someone is interested in fostering. This post is just a starting point, so please feel free to comment any other questions you may have! 1. Research. Fostering is a different experience with each different rescue. Start by researching “no kill rescues near me.” You can also foster for shelters directly, but I recommend fostering for a rescue who will provide you with more support for your first foster. Some rescues will require you to foster until adoption, which can vary from weeks to months depending on the dog. Other rescues will require less time to foster but the dog will be transported, which means you can’t adopt. It is important that you know all of these things up front to make it the best experience for you. 2. Make sure your personal pets are all up to date on vaccines and preventatives. Even if you are told you’re getting a perfectly healthy dog, the truth is: we can never be sure. When you foster, you are taking a dog from the streets, from a shelter, or from an unknown situation. A dog can appear healthy then break with a virus a few days later. It’s so important to keep your personal pets safe by keeping them up to date. A lot of rescues will also require this, so make sure you have the vet information handy for the next step. 3. Fill out foster applications. Most rescues workers are strictly volunteers with other jobs. Fill out apps for a few rescues you think will be a good fit for you. If you don’t hear back, shoot them an email (but be kind). 4. Prepare supplies. A lot of rescues will provide supplies for you. If you prefer a rescue that does, look into this when doing your research. A basic (but not complete) list of supplies I keep handy for all fosters: puppy food (I use Science Diet), Dyne, a kennel, a slip lead or martingale collar and leash, no-stuffing toys, bowls, a tarp for under the kennel (will save your floors), “dog” towels, and puppy pads. This list is by no means complete. If you ever feel alone and have no clue where to start: I’m here to help!

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Hon trivs så mycket i sitt nya hem.

Vilken resa!

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Because it’s Tuesday, and I think everyone can appreciate this transformation of less than a month. The dog on the left was overlooked on the streets for weeks, possibly months. It’s common that people see the mangy dogs and don’t help for many reasons, usually not due to lack of care. 1. People have no clue how to help. Do you take the dog to a shelter? What if you’re worried the dog will be euthanized? Here’s the thing: the shelter is better than the streets. Even Houston’s “kill shelters” have a live release rate over 90%. They will get the dog vet care that it wouldn’t have on the streets. AND please get the A# and send me that info if you’re in Houston! 2. People are worried about taking the dog home out of fear it will harm their pets or is contagious. I keep a kennel in a separated area where I bring street dogs until I know not contagious. But good news is, most cases of mange are not contagious at all! The vet can do a quick and cheap skin scrape to test which it is. 3. People don’t know what mange is or how to treat it. Mange are microscopic, parasitic mites under the skin. There are two types: sarcoptic (scabies) and demodectic (demodex). Scabies is contagious, demodex is not. Both are treated similarly: a pill like Bravecto/Ivermictin to kill the mites, antibiotics to treat/prevent infections, medicated shampoo, and other remedies such as coconut oil and/or salmon oil. A trick I’ve learned is not to bathe too often (I bathe once upon arrival then only every other week). Let that skin heal! How you can help: – Take pictures of the dog and post on social media! – Take the dog to a shelter and get the A#, share on social media! – Take the dog to a vet, while posting pictures on social media, so you can find rescue help whether you can foster or not. See something, do something, my friends. I cannot take them all in, but these dogs ALL deserve better than being overlooked, mangy dogs on the street.

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