This precious pooch – born to a backyard breeder – was scheduled to be euthanized because his twisted jaw made him unsellable.
Picasso was born with a very noticeable facial abnormality. His upper jaw twists sharply to the right, making his nose point off to the side as well. Because of the misalignment of his jaw, some of his teeth are gouging into the roof of his mouth, and it takes him a little more effort to eat than most dogs. Otherwise, though, he’s completely healthy.
Since the breeder was unable to sell Picasso, she surrendered him to the Porterville Animal Shelter in California, where he was quickly put on the euthanasia list.
Via Bored Panda:
After being surrendered to a shelter, Picasso soon got reunited with brother Pablo, as the family who bought his brother changed their mind about having a pooch. The brothers didn’t have much time left before being put to sleep…
And that’s when Luvable Dog Rescue stepped in. “I just happened to ask [if they] had any unusual-looking or special needs dogs,” Liesl Wilhardt, executive director of Luvable Dog Rescue, told The Dodo. “[They] sent me Picasso’s shelter intake photo. He was curled in a dog bed, and looked very sad. His twisted face was startling, but he had soft and gentle eyes, and for me it was love at first sight!”
Luvable will take both boys in and make sure they get adopted together after Picasso undergoes surgery to remove the teeth pushing into the roof of his mouth.
Omg, I love him so much! So happy he gets to live happily ever after! Never forget older, special needs, or unusual looking shelter animals need your love too!