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Clothing Store Shoppers Run Into Dirty Homeless Dog And Give Her A Makeover

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on April 22, 2024

As a few people were leaving a clothing store, they spotted a dog sitting alone in a corner. Drawn by her pitiful state, they approached her and could see she was both exhausted and frightened. The compassionate individuals could sense that the pup needed a second chance to live a happy life. She timidly accepted the people as they got closer, perhaps sensing their intent to help. They noticed her fur was severely matted, indicating she needed professional grooming. Eager to help, they gently encouraged her, and she willingly followed them to their car, realizing perhaps that she was now safe.


After grooming her matted fur, they took her to a veterinary clinic, where she was immediately examined. The vet diagnosed her with dermatitis and prescribed the necessary medications. One of the rescuers then took her home, bathed her, and applied her medications, making her feel relaxed and cared for.

The rescuer also provided a warm shirt for the dog, which she took to instantly. Over the next five days, there was a noticeable improvement in her condition. Her spirits lifted, and she began enjoying regular walks in the park, delighting in making new friends.


To ensure a full recovery, her foster parent took her for regular veterinary check-ups. The dog’s fur began to regrow, and she rediscovered her joy in being a dog. One day, the rescuer bought her a plush doghouse, which became her new favorite resting spot. She was so enamored with it that she ate only a little dinner, eager to return to her cozy space.


Three weeks later, the transformation was remarkable. The dog was ecstatic to meet new people and other dogs, her happiness evident in her lively interactions. Thanks to a strict diet, her fur fully grew back, revealing her true beauty. She even found a playmate living nearby, and they quickly became inseparable.


Seeing the profound change from a shivering, neglected animal to a joyful, beautiful dog, her foster parent decided to make her a permanent part of the family. It was a heartwarming end to a journey that began with uncertainty and fear, but ended in happiness and a forever home. The rescuer felt immense joy seeing how well the dog had adjusted and thrived.

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