Phoenix does not appear to be your typical breed, but that doesn’t bother him. He’s just like every other puppy, but unfortunately, many people don’t see it that way.
People are always scared of his presence and turn away. But he’s just a good dog who needs to be loved and understood. His appearance doesn’t deter him, and he can show the world what a fantastic dog he is.
For at least a year, this poor dog was abandoned as a stray. People sometimes saw him scavenging for food, but once they saw his face, they continued walking. Since he didn’t look like what they were used to, no one would give him a chance. He had been described as “horrifying” and “freakish.”
Phoenix was adopted by Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue in Oklahoma. Someone eventually noticed him and requested assistance from the rescue. The workers didn’t hesitate when they learned of Phoenix’s unusual presence. They were adamant about saving him.
When the rescuers discovered Phoenix, they could tell he had previously belonged to someone. Unfortunately, that means his former family neglected him, which is how he ended up in this situation.
Phoenix’s appearance is a mystery to the rescue team. He wasn’t afraid of humans when they found him. He was, in short, a thrilled dog. He couldn’t get his tail to stop wagging, and he was still eager to play and be loved. Whatever had happened to him had had no impact on his romantic nature.
Phoenix’s epic journey is chronicled daily by Skiatook Paws & Claws. Many people have contributed to help with his medical expenses, and he has received a lot of support.
Phoenix has been helped as much as possible by Family Animal Medicine. They’ve determined that he’s suffering from an autoimmune condition, although they’re unsure which one.
Many dog owners have contacted the rescue to learn more about Phoenix. There have also been a few people who have shown an interest in adopting him.
The Phoenix Rescue Organization is delighted that so many people want to bring him into their homes. However, they did make a message saying that it would most likely take a long time if Phoenix is ever adopted. They want to make sure he’s well before he goes to a forever home.
Phoenix is relieved to see that so many people are eager to help him. The team is doing everything to make his life as pleasant and exciting as possible. He seems to be as happy as can be. Phoenix, after a difficult life, is eventually able to demonstrate that true beauty comes from inside.
All photos courtesy of @skiatookpawsandclaws/Facebook