Puppy with lopsided face saved from kill shelter and given forever home

Publish Date
Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:31PM
Photo / Instagram

Photo / Instagram

A little dog with an unusual face is to finally have a chance at life after being shunned for months.

The 10-month-old pooch named Picasso, a corgi pitbull-terrier mix, was born to a backyard breeder, but his face was slightly askew with his nose twisting to the right and jaw twisting to the left, the Daily Mail reports.

Many of his teeth also stick into the roof of his mouth because of the abnormality making it much harder to eat compared to other dogs. 

It meant that he was never cream of the crop when potential owners would come by to adopt a dog and so he was dumped at a centre for unwanted dogs in California.

Despite his loving nature his breeders dropped him off at Porterville Animal Shelter near Fresno, where dogs go to be euthanised after a few weeks.

Not long afterwards, another dog called Pablo was also dropped off at the centre after the family who owned him decided they no longer wanted him.

As luck would have it, Pablo was Picasso's brother.

Both dogs ended up on the list to be euthanised, but they didn't stay there for long.

Luvable Dog Rescue based in Oregon ended up visiting the shelter and managed to save both dogs with a view to finding them both a new home.

Liesl Wilhardt, executive director of the rescue, told The Dodo: "I was talking to volunteer Shannon Corbit about the dogs we were receiving and just happened to ask her out of the blue if she had any unusual-looking or special needs dogs.

"She responded, 'Well, as a matter of fact, I do!' and she 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!"

Liesl said that she felt compelled to take both dogs after hearing that they were brothers. 

"I could not imagine leaving the brother behind to die, so I checked with Ashley, our Luvable manager, to be sure we had the space for both, and then told Shannon to pull them off the euthanasia list – Luvable would take both boys," she said.

Since arriving in Oregon at the rescue center, the dogs have proved to be gentle and sweet with the pair sharing an unbreakable bond. 

Liesl says that she hopes the pair will be adopted as a pair.

Although the dogs have different looks and personalities, she says the dogs thrive off one another.

Good morning from the brothers 🐶 photos by @simplymeccarr

A post shared by Luvable Dog Rescue (@luvabledogrescue) on

The center has since been inundated with requests to adopt the pair.

Picasso is due to have some surgery in the coming weeks to remove the teeth that are digging into his mouth, but once that is complete it's hoped that both dogs will fine happiness together with a new family. 

- Daily Mail