Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by Pets Feed
Smile, an adorable little rescue pup who earned his name thanks to the permanent smile that never seems to leave his face. Unfortunately, life has not been kind to this little dog; Born into a hoarding family in Tijuana, Mexico, she spent much of her young life without proper love and care.
After considerable effort, No Dog Left Behind (NDLB) was finally able to rescue the tireless pup and bring her home. Arriving at the shelter, he greeted his new friends with a smile from ear to ear that filled everyone’s heart with joy.
Stephanie Easley, NDLB operations manager, told The Dodo:
“She made the admissions team fall head over heels in love.”
Little dog can’t stop smiling at everyone
The At-Choo Foundation rescued Smile and 23 other dogs, all suffering from a painful skin disease. Luckily, for Smile, it wasn’t as bad as the others. Her story spread enough that when the Minnesota NDLB team saw pictures of her, they immediately recognized that Smile belonged to them.
NDLB wrote in a Facebook post:
“We fell in love with the hope we saw in her eyes. Smile was supposed to join our rescue center.”
Thanks to Mutt Mutt Engine, NDLB was able to move Smile from California to Minnesota. At first shy and scared, she even bit the hands of her rescuers! But they were nice to her when they got her out of the truck and put her in a new kennel, and she quickly bonded with them.
“Once she was out of the truck and not in a position where she felt cornered, she was much better. He curled up and stood there, watching the volunteers work.”
Although she was confined due to her skin condition, Smile was not deprived of affection. Instead, the staff at the rescue center doused her with it; and in return, she honored them all with a huge smile!
The rescuer remembers:
“I went to her kennel and she sat down and smiled at me. That was the exact moment he captured my heart.”
Without hesitation, the woman decided to offer Smile a temporary home, providing him with a comfortable space in which he could heal while he searched for his ultimate family. Today life couldn’t be better for Smile, every morning begins with a loving awakening and they spend the day simply enjoying each other’s company.
“The moment I open my eyes, she’s already looking at me and, of course, smiling.”
Although Smile’s life began sadly, you would never know it from the expression on her face. Aside from the permanent smile, Easley can tell that Smile is genuinely happy by the look in his eyes.
“The genuine love in her eyes is what makes her the most special dog I have ever known. They are expressive…you know exactly what they are thinking or feeling just by looking at them.
The rescuer appreciates her time with Smile, but is aware that their relationship is about to end.
“We love her with absolutely everything about us, but we know we’re not the perfect fit for her. I hope she gets a family that’s as crazy about her as I am, [one] that makes her smile and will look on with all the love in his eyes.”
With a number of adoption applications already underway, Smile’s friends at NDLB are sure she will find her forever home when she is fully recovered. Until then, this sweet dog can enjoy her days with her foster family, who give her lots of cuddles and comfort while erasing the vestiges of past pain.
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Finally, Stephanie said:
“Even with the pain and discomfort, Smile is incredibly grateful and confident. She knows life will be better from now on.”
Images: Facebook / No Dog Left Behind – Minnesota Canine Rescue
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