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Thanks to the loving staff members of TAF based out of Chicago she was able to make an amazing transformation. You simply won’t believe the neglect that this sweet dog endure and your jaw will certainly drop when you see what she looks like now.
Well. You see what she looks like now – Spoiler alert, she’s adorable.
Believe it or not this was Ellen when the TRIO Animal Foundation first discovered her in a cage at a public shelter.
The mud, urine, feces and dirt packed into her long hair has created a serious disaster that’s pulling very hard on her skin and very uncomfortable.
It’s unknown how long she’s been walking around like this. The people that worked at the shelter even had a hard time discerning if this poor pup was male or female!
She was so matted the TRIO staff members who went out to pick her up couldn’t even tell which end was her head and which end was her back end. Her face and mouth were just barely visible under all that overgrown hair.
It was clear to TAF that this was going to be a huge challenge… poor Ellen was a mess!
She not only looked bad But her matted fur wreaked of urine and even worse the TRIO staff members thought that the dog was dragging her hind legs, but upon closer inspection it turned out that her legs were just knotted up with fur.
It was obvious that the dog underneath all this fur had to be miserable, especially since the dirty clumps of hair weighed so much that they were starting to rip out of her skin by the roots. Fortunately for TRIO a local grooming service “Mud Hut” agreed to clip the funky smelling canine.
At times Ellen’s malodorous stench was unbearable for the workers grooming her. How incredibly sad to have lived a life smelling of one’s own faeces and urine and repelling people anywhere she went.
As the expert groomers began shaving away large mats an adorable doggy face started to emerge.
What began to surface was a much smaller dog than anyone anticipated? With large kind eyes.
The groomers continued shaving laboriously and cautiously bit by bit. They had to pay careful attention taking care to not burn her skin with the hot blades or slice the skin since the hair was matted so tightly against it.
Excavating a dog from under all that crusted up hardened fur was not an easy task but after a while a canine did begin to emerge from the smelly casing of hair.
How much lighter she must have felt…and even though there must have been times when the dog was uncomfortable or scared during the process of removing all that fur onlookers were surprised that the sweet dog never once growled or showed her teeth.
In fact at one point she even shared kisses with those trying to help her.
By the time the groomer had completed her mission of freeing Ellen from her furry prison the ground was covered in 2 pounds of hair. That’s an amazing amount of fur considering how tiny Ellen really is.
Sadly that hair wasn’t just unsightly and smelly it had also caused a lot of stress on the petite pups joints, so Ellen was treated to therapeutic massages and given medication to help her deal with the pain and possible infection.
Ellen has turned out to be very resilient pup and her three rehabilitation dogs made sure she had a quick mental recovery .
They did so well that she quickly adapted to the new environment and began to get along and socialize with many other dogs. The staff decided that Ellen was ready to be put up for adoption…
…Ellen received hundreds of applications, but only one lucky person would be able to call this little dog theirs.
It was no surprise that Ellen received so many applications just look at those eyes, just adorable.
After reviewing several applications, they decided on a woman who they knew would give the little dog all the love and care she so desperately deserved, look how we happy she is,along with a new Mom Ellen also received another special family member, a little boy dog named Linus and Ellen could not love him more.
She’s finally living the happy life she always deserved.
TAF stated in a Facebook post that as soon as Linus walked through the door Ellen’s eyes lit up and he ran right to her, if That’s not destiny. I’m not sure what is. Looking at the next picture of the two of them snuggling will melt your heart.
It was clear from the start that these two were meant to be, Ellen could not have been happier with her loving new Mom and her comforting brother Linus.
Take a look at this heartwarming dog transformation between her precious under bite her sweet eyes and her loving disposition, it’s no wonder that so many applications piled up for a chance to take her home.
We can’t believe the amazing gem of a dog that was hiding for so long under all that matted hair. It really is a miracle.
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