Dog With Crooked Mouth Was Supposed To Be Euthanized — Until His Vet Stepped In

Dog With Crooked Mouth Was Supposed To Be Euthanized — Until His Vet Stepped In

But he never made it back to the shelter. Dr. Danielle Boyd was working at at the hospital as part of her ophthalmologic veterinary internship when Dr. Conway asked her to get a dog named Zar for an examination. The twisted face staring at her with one big, brown eye mesmerized her. As she carried him to the examination table, he melted into her arms. “I was enamored by this little one-eyed pup who clearly endured so much pain,” Boyd told The Dodo. She was amazed because he acted like any other happy-go-lucky pup. 

Boyd decided to bring him home that night, just to give him a break from all the kennels and cages. “He watched out the window of my car as the world blurred by, wagging his tail, [and] looked as if he was smiling!” Boyd said. Once home, the shy and mellow puppy became what Boyd referred to as a “living, breathing puppy tornado.”

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Gray says more and more dogs are being dumped because the cost of surrendering an animal to the county shelter has increased greatly in the last few years — from $20 to $160. Gray originally started the rescue as a breed-specific rescue for boxers, but with so many pit bulls and pit bull mix dogs being euthanized in the shelter, the rescue has expanded to include any dog in need of rescue. The small nonprofit usually has 30–40 dogs in need of homes at any given time.

“Everyone knows who we are,” Gray says. “I never want to say no.”

For example, Roxie joined the rescue after a call from a shelter volunteer three years ago. She been adopted and returned to the shelter twice because her separation anxiety is so acute that she can’t be crated and needs someone with her all day, every day. Lisa Gray eases Roxie’s fears. Bill Gray calls Roxie a “compassionate peer dog” because she helps welcome new dogs into the rescue, acting like a mama dog to them.