From Filthy Dog to Fluffy Family Member

April Livingston | January 29th, 2019

In 2018, the RSPCA group was called to a home in England. Inside, there were 22 dogs living in terrible, filthy conditions. The dogs were stuck in small pens throughout the home and outside in the yard, covered in their own waste. Rescuers were aghast at the conditions: each of the dogs had severely matted coats and the smell in the home was overwhelming. All of the dogs were removed from the home and taken to different branches of the RSPCA’s shelters. The dogs were all matted with waste, but also suffering from a variety of illnesses. One of the most severe cases was a dog named Hobbit. She was underweight and absolutely terrified of people. Rescuers tried to brush out and clip down her coat, but she was so distressed that they had to stop and later sedated her so her coat could be shaved.

After her matted fur was removed and she had some time to heal from the experience, rescuers began working with her on her distrust of humans. It took months of work, but eventually Hobbit came out of her shell and emerged as a sweet, loving dog who adored her human rescuers. Her fur grew back too, helping her to heal both inside and out. Not long after, she was adopted by a couple who helped Hobbit continue her journey of healing. Her new parents say she has grown by leaps and bounds, trusting both humans and interacting with her fellow dogs, too.

RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook
RSPCA//Facebook

Hobbit used to be a dog that was afraid of nearly everything and everyone, and now she loves to spend time with her family on the beach, on a hike, and even competing in a dog show! She won first place in her show, by the way. Her life has made a complete transformation from a sad, dirty dog to a fluffy, happy go lucky companion.

Next Article
  • Dog Attacks Leaf Blower

    A Great Dane puppy named Charley is a very big dog, even though she is still quite young. Despite her towering size, she is known to be quite frightened of just about everything she encounters in her life. Jessi Mach, who is Charley’s mom, says the pup goes into attack mode when she notices things...

    Read More
  • Dog And Girl Have Their Own Language

    There are plenty of people out there who have a language all their own. They just seem to march to the beat of their own drum, and others may find that difficult to understand. Regardless of what is being said, one thing is for certain: the language of friendship always makes perfect sense. That is...

    Read More
  • Bulldog Hilariously Photobombs Wedding Photos

    A bulldog named Bernie was adopted by his family when he was two years old and has been in their home for the last six years. In that time he has spent most of his days either sleeping or having the time of his life. When his parents got married recently, they wanted Bernie to...

    Read More
  • Homeless Man Reunites With Dog

    A man named Anthony Rogers does not have much. What he lacks in material possessions, however, he makes up for with love. He is an artist in Tennessee and sadly, has fallen on tough times. He is struggling and he is homeless, but he has never been alone. He has had his loyal companion, a...

    Read More
  • Store Has Cutest Sign

    A woman named Bunni Watts was running errands and picking up pizza for her daughter’s birthday. She was in a hurry, but as she headed to the pizza shop she noticed a sign on the door of a nearby store. The handwritten sign made her stop dead in her tracks. It was hand written and...

    Read More
  • Woman Searches 57 Days For Missing Dog

    A couple named Carol and Verne King were staying in a dog friendly hotel in Kalispell, Montana. When they returned to the hotel after a stock car race, they made a heartbreaking discovery: their beloved dog Katie was missing. The seven month old Border collie had managed to unlock the door and escape, perhaps because...

    Read More
  • Dog Trained To Sniff Out Illegal Activity

    There are police dogs all over the country trained to sniff our illegal and dangerous items, such as drugs, bombs and other explosive devices. But one dog in Florida named Ty has highly specialized training meant to sniff out electronic devices that may contain child pornography. Ty is a two year old yellow Labrador who...

    Read More
  • Photo Has Fun Doggy Surprise

    A man named Kevin Hollingsworth lives in Los Angeles, California which means he often finds himself stuck in traffic on the way to work or on his way home. He was in that situation recently, in bumper to bumper traffic when something wonderful happened to him. He spotted a big beautiful husky sticking his head...

    Read More