Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Hairless Dog Was ‘Too Ugly’ To Adopt, But One Family Saw His True Beauty.

The automatic reaction when you hear a family placed their pet in a shelter is that they are cold, cruel. But behind that decision is the hope that the new family will give the dog or cat a life they cannot. Be it losing a job, having to move to a new city, or simply moving to a house that does not allow pets, are just some of the reasons animals are put in shelters.

And for animals who have medical conditions, veterinary bills can quickly pile up. Having pet insurance does not guarantee, all the costs and medicine will be covered. Even when humans let go of their beloved dog, that creature never leaves their heart and minds.

Nine-month-old Bubba was completely heartbroken as his family turned him over to an animal shelter.

The owners reasoned they could no longer afford to keep Bubba. The ever increasing medical bills made them surrender the pooch to the Sacramento SPCA.

Nine-month-old Bubba was completely heartbroken as his family turned him over to an animal shelter.

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Bubba suffers from a skin condition called demodectic mange, where mites live and feed off the animal's oil glands on the skin and hair follicles.

The shelter wanted to give Bubba a healthy and happy life. They found a foster home pretty quickly, where Bubba could stay while recovering from his skin condition.

Bubba suffers from a skin condition called demodectic mange, where mites live and feed off the animal's oil glands on the skin and hair follicles.

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Everybody ensured Bubba felt welcomed, wanted.

His new family included Melissa Roberts and an orange house cat named Mandy. Bubba found his refuge in the snugness of Mandy’s bed. The pup simply made Mandy's soft and comfy bed his own.

Everybody ensured Bubba felt welcomed, wanted.

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Although, Melissa got Bubba his own bed, he didn't care for it. The much smaller one seemed to give him comfort and alleviate his itchy skin.

"Who knows? Maybe he thinks he's all the way in it and not realizing that half of his body is on the floor," says Sarah Varanini, the foster care coordinator at the Sacramento SPCA.

Although, Melissa got Bubba his own bed, he didn't care for it. The much smaller one seemed to give him comfort and alleviate his itchy skin.

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He may have found the perfect bed for half of his body, but Bubba was still dealing with skin problems.

He got a secondary skin infection in addition to the mange. It is expected it will take months for it to clear up. "It's pretty generalized. It's kind of all over him. We're expecting treatment to take at least two months, if not longer. Once we get him all good, we'll be able to adopt him out," says Sarah.

He may have found the perfect bed for half of his body, but Bubba was still dealing with skin problems.

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