Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him “Oogy” (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own. Enjoy.

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  • August 24, 2010 2:14 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Shawnee the Shepherd

    We saw him on Oprah a few years ago. What a dog, what a family and what a story!

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    August 24, 2010 3:02 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Judi McNea

    There is a life lesson in here for all of us !!!
    Bless you Oogy ♥

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  • August 24, 2010 3:14 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Brian

    That story is a big smile maker!

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    August 24, 2010 3:26 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Isobell Adams

    I have to buy this book, what an inspirational story x

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    August 24, 2010 3:42 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Holly

    I often wonder how some things can survive the worst of things and not only survive, but thrive, while others can’t ever get out of their own ways even with charmed lives.

    And, the only answer I can come to is that it’s about Grace. The gift of Grace…it’s asked for and always answered. But, Oogy and some others certainly teach us the need to always ask for Grace. And be very grateful when the prayer is answered.

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      August 25, 2010 6:04 amPosted 4 years ago
      Pamela

      You said it best…

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  • August 24, 2010 3:59 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Khyra

    Oh wow….

    BTW, my mom is all leaky now…

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      August 25, 2010 11:13 amPosted 4 years ago
      Greytjoy

      me too!

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        December 18, 2010 3:15 pmPosted 4 years ago
        Doggymommy

        That makes 3 of us. My husband and I work at a no-kill dogf rescue and see stuff like this a lot. It continues to amaze us that dogs like this have the depth to love freely time and time again.

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  • August 24, 2010 4:09 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Madi and Mom

    Oh my my my….God bless those wonderful people!!!
    I want to find them and give them all a hug,
    Madi and Mom

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    August 24, 2010 4:17 pmPosted 4 years ago
    ctrunner

    God bless you! What a wonderful family – and a very inspirational dog :)

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  • August 24, 2010 4:26 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Carol

    So glad the family took Oogy in and loved him the only way he deserves. God Bless.

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    August 24, 2010 5:07 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Em & the Hounds

    What a wonderful story. I am sure that Oogy, like Stanley, has inspired others to go out and find, rescue and love their own Oogy. JOY for Oogy! HOPE for those still out there.

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  • August 24, 2010 6:12 pmPosted 4 years ago
    24 Paws of Love

    Where do you keep finding these tear jerkers?? They are so wonderful and what a lesson for all of us. So grateful they all found each other and they are having a happy ending. So many great dogs in such bad situations and it only takes one to find hope again.

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  • August 24, 2010 7:20 pmPosted 4 years ago
    sprinkles

    I want to read that book!

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  • August 24, 2010 7:55 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Houndstooth

    I have a feeling that book will be gracing our bookshelf soon! I think there’s definitely a lot of lessons to be learned there! :)

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  • August 24, 2010 10:44 pmPosted 4 years ago
    jansfunnyfarm

    We have been saving this story “forever” and keep forgetting to post about Oogie. It’s a terrific story and deserves publicity.

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  • August 24, 2010 10:50 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Caroline

    What a wonderful story!!

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  • August 24, 2010 10:51 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Lola

    OMD. The Moms leaked all over from this story. It’s really a beautiful story and what great and very smart humans to see what a great dog Oogy is, even though he might not exactly be classically handsome.

    lotsa licks, Lola

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    August 24, 2010 10:55 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Rocky's Mom

    He should be called Beautiful…he is not Oogly <3
    Bless him and the family that took him in.

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  • August 24, 2010 11:36 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Lorenza

    I think there are no Oogy dogs at all!
    No matter how they look. Everyone is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing the story!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  • August 24, 2010 11:41 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Carrie

    TFS – I’m afraid to watch as I’ll be a blubbering mess but can imagine and reading comments glad to hear he is so loved.

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    August 25, 2010 11:16 amPosted 4 years ago
    Greytjoy

    Wonderful family and beautiful story. I still cant wrap my head around animal abuse. From the life/death of a Galgo in Spain to bait dogs in America or starving “art” in Honduras: what is wrong with humanity? how can people do these things to living, breathing, loving creatures?

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    August 25, 2010 11:24 amPosted 4 years ago
    William

    after all that oogy has been through….he still had love in his heart. this is why I love dogs with every fiber of my being. blubbering mess here.thank you for sharing this wonderfull story.

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  • August 25, 2010 11:41 amPosted 4 years ago
    Peggy @Peggy's Pet Place

    This is a book I will definitely have to get. Oogy is a sign of encouragement and it is inspiring to see him and this family together!

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  • August 25, 2010 7:25 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Honey the Great Dane

    Oh, what an amazing, heart-warming story – made me choke up watching it…

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  • August 27, 2010 2:05 amPosted 4 years ago
    Pup Fan

    I can’t stop crying… I’ll be picking this book up.

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  • August 27, 2010 2:40 amPosted 4 years ago
    Madamemoiselle

    such a moving story.. I can’t wait to pick up the book!

    We just wish animal cruelty will stop!

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  • September 1, 2010 5:42 amPosted 4 years ago
    Maggie and Mitch

    Our mom WAS wearing mascara! What a heart-warming story!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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    September 16, 2010 3:22 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Thugs Mom

    Just saw this link on my local humane society website. It made me cry and so thankful this family that gave Oogy a chance. I know their lives are blessed because of this wonderful dog!

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    October 21, 2010 4:17 pmPosted 4 years ago
    animals are healers....!! ;)

    I LOVE IT….. You are wonderful!!!

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    October 22, 2010 8:58 amPosted 4 years ago
    Katy

    I hadn’t heard anything about this book, but spotted it at a bookstore when I was mourning the loss of my own “fixer-upper” rescue, Michelin Man. What a wonderful story. Larry Levin has such a great bond with this dog, gently explaining to him that he’ll never be a show dog. The book was very comforting to me. I feel a kindred spirit.

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    October 28, 2010 9:12 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Lyric

    How could anyone intentionally hurt an animal? So glad that Oogie has a loving home and it’s a miracle that he can still trust and love human beings after what he went through before this family rescued him.

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      October 31, 2010 11:06 pmPosted 4 years ago
      Pam

      What a beautiful dog and a great book. Need tissues for this one.

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    January 12, 2011 8:34 pmPosted 3 years ago
    mike b

    I read the book about Oogy and fell in love with him. Somebody please give that beautiful dog a hug for me.

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