I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Where do we even begin with Julia? She is, without a doubt, one of the sweetest, most special dogs we've saved. Her story? One of the saddest. When we first met her, she had been abandoned in a vacant yard. She was beyond emaciated. She had contusions on her face and body, terrible scars and scrapes all over, and her teeth were infected and broken, likely from trying to survive by eating rocks and whatever she could find in her desolate home. Once we found her, we took her to the shelter...it's always terribly sad when an overcrowded shelter is a true upgrade for a dog. She was scanned for a microchip...she had one, albeit unregistered. Usually that's happy. Not in this case. Because she was chipped, the shelter was legally obligated to try and locate her "owners". Note: she has scars on her back where it appears her owners tried to physically dig the microchip out of her to avoid being identified. We wanted them identified too, and prosecuted. What they did to her, this pup who craves only love and human affection, is sickening. Although she technically still had to stay at the shelter for 7 days, The Mutt Scouts signed her out on a medical waiver and took her to our vet to begin extensive treatment. If she had to stay in jail, she was at least going to feel better.
From the moment we walked out of the shelter and into the vet, everyone fawned over her. Beautiful? Not yet (except maybe to us!). Kind, loving, amazingly sweet? Absolutely. This sweet kid loved the attention and makes fans wherever she goes. Everyone sees right past her current shape, and focuses on her kindness and charm.
Fast forward several months. Julia has gained some much needed weight and looks like a new dog, thanks to our amazing vet and her incredible foster mom who has loved her like a member of her own family. She adores her foster "brother", another rescue pit. They love to sleep together on the couch all day long while mom is at work.
Julia needs, DESERVES, a forever home. She epitomizes everything good about dogs: no matter how cruel humans can be, they only forgive and want love. She still has some issues that need to be worked on, primarily her barking at small cats and dogs who walk by her yard. Given how far she's come already, we're confident that with a little more training this could be fixed.
We can't emphasize enough how beautiful this dog is, inside and out. Julia (as in THE Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts), is a love. She has endured horrible cruelty for most of her life, yet all she wants to do is give all her love to her humans and dogs.
Please consider giving Julia, this four-year old angel, a forever home. You will no doubt be rewarded with infinite love, cuddles, and kisses from our pretty woman.