That’s one lucky – and beautiful – puppy!
When Lisa arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) in Milpitas, California, she had scars all over her face, and a case of “cherry-eye” – or inflamed eyelids – that required surgery. The shelter staff weren’t sure if the 10-week-old puppy would be able to find a loving family, because in the majority of cases, disfigured animals have a harder time getting adopted.
Despite all the painful challenges, HSSV’s social media manager, Finnegan Dowling said that Lisa was a pretty typical wiggly and happy puppy. She loves other dogs and toys, and she wasn’t hesitant or scared at all.
Shelter staff were hoping that they would be able to find a family who would look past the adorable puppy’s scars, and love her for who she is. And when Christine Doblar and her two daughters visited the HSSV, they were drawn to Lisa right away.
The family had recently lost their Chihuahua, Luna, and their other dog, chocolate lab named Pelé, was depressed. When they met Lisa, Doblar said that they were drawn to her wonderful and sparkling personality. She went on to say that they saw a few other dogs, but nobody could compare to the energetic and loving puppy.
Doblar and her daughters left the shelter without Lisa, but they returned later that day because the girls were “freaking out the whole time that somebody else was going to take her”. The family adopted the pup and renamed her Lucky – because both parties are the lucky ones.