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.

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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35 thoughts on “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

  1. 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.

      1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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