Meet Dutchess, a lovable rescue dog who possesses a stunning countenance and a loving demeanor. At the age of four, Dutchess found herself homeless and given up to Orange County Animal Services (OCAS). From that moment on, she yearned for the perfect family to take her home. Sadly, even though Dutchess eagerly greeted each visitor with a happy wag of her tail and a hopeful nose pressed against her kennel door, no one seemed interested in adopting her. It took over a month for her to find her forever home, as her unique appearance – two cysts under her eyes resembling tiny pom-poms – seemed to deter potential adopters from giving her a chance.
According to a post on the Facebook page of Orange County Animal Services, Dutchess is a lovely dog who unfortunately has an unusual feature that puts some people off: she has a unique and distinctive appearance. Despite her friendly personality and open-heartedness towards everyone she meets, many people who see her comment negatively on her appearance and make assumptions about her adoptability. It’s tough for Dutchess’ caretakers to hear these comments, as they know her true character and how deserving she is of a loving home. Nevertheless, they remain hopeful that Dutchess will find the perfect family who will appreciate her for who she is.
The Orange County Animal Services shared a post on Facebook about a dog named Dutchess who had a physical deformity. Despite the fact that her condition did not affect her, many people could not look past it and made negative comments that broke the hearts of her friends at the animal shelter. They knew she was an amazing dog and deserved a loving home. What was particularly heartbreaking was that Dutchess was a happy and enthusiastic dog who loved everyone, yet people dismissed her because of her appearance.
Fortunately, Rescue Dogs Dream, Inc. (RDD) stumbled upon a Facebook post by OCAS about Dutchess and sprang into action. In just two days, they rescued Dutchess from the animal shelter and placed her in a caring foster home. RDD shared the good news on their Facebook page, announcing that Dutchess was now living happily and free from the confines of OCAS.
Dutchess adapted smoothly to her latest foster family as she snuggled with her foster mother during her first night there. Unbeknownst to her, the rescue center had already begun receiving numerous adoption requests and queries. Soon enough, RDD found the perfect forever family for her, and Dutchess was pre-adopted without delay. A few days after the adoption, RDD shared on their Facebook page that the new owners were searching for a suitable pet to replace their recently departed furry friend and immediately knew that Dutchess was the perfect fit for their family.
Dutchess, a furry pup, met a new veterinarian before being taken to her permanent home. The vet expressed concerns about the cysts beneath her eyes, which affected her line of vision and made her uneasy. While the vet confirmed that these cysts were not harmful, he suggested that they be removed to make Dutchess feel more comfortable. A week later, the cysts were successfully removed, and the pup was sent to her foster home to recover. Within hours, her forever family picked her up.
Lena, formerly known as Dutchess, was thrilled to finally have a family that she had always dreamed of. Despite needing some time to recover, her new parents and dog brother provided her with an abundance of love from the very start. After a swift recovery, Lena was eager to embark on adventures with her new family. She is currently living her best life with the people she loves the most. Lena has developed an affectionate bond with her family and vice versa. According to Lena’s parents, “She is an endearing dog who loves playing and being around us all the time. We adore her and think she is a wonderful addition to our family!” They expressed their sentiments in a Facebook post.
It has been quite some time since Lena’s RDD buddies last laid eyes on her, but the elation they feel for witnessing her aspirations come to fruition still lingers. RDD expressed its joy, saying, “We’re ecstatic for our exceptional girl. She will be adored and treasured for the gorgeous pooch she is until the end of time!”