“Ugly” Puppy Finds the Perfect Family

“My girls were freaking out the whole time that somebody else was going to take her.”

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Did you ever see one of those animals that was so ugly it was cute?  Well, that’s Lucky.  She has a medical condition that’s left her with some funky-looking eyes, making her an unlikely candidate for adoption.  But when a grieving family came to the shelter to pick out a new buddy, they fell in love and brought her home.

When Lucky, formerly Lisa, first set paw in the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, staff admitted that she was a bit “unusual looking.”  At 10 weeks old, the tiny dog had facial scarring and cherry eye (inflamed eyelids), which can be corrected with surgery.  Combined with her splotchy face and wiry hair, to some she has a rather unsightly appearance, and staff believed she’d be hard to place.


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“She could be hard to look at,” HSSV’s Finnegan Dowling told The Dodo.

But when she arrived at the shelter, everyone fell in love with the little darling.

She “was a pretty typical wiggly, squirmy, happy puppy.  She loves other dogs and toys, is ridiculously kissy and she’ll lick your nose clean off… She wasn’t hesitant or frightened or timid at all.”


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But someone would have to be able to love Lisa for everything she is.  And the right family was just around the corner.

Christine Doblar and her daughters were recently forced to say goodbye to their beloved Chihuahua, Luna.  Their six-year-old chocolate Lab, Pelé, was despondent and lonesome without his pal.  They decided it was time to go to the shelter to see if they were interested in any of the dogs, and Lisa certainly got their attention.

“She just has a wonderful, sparkling personality,” Doblar said.  “The fact that she was going to each of us, and just as loving and exuberant with everyone she greeted … we looked at a few more dogs but nobody could compare to that.”


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They weren’t entirely sure about adopting her, but as they were driving away, Doblar said, “My girls were freaking out the whole time that somebody else was going to take her.”

They went back that day and officially adopted Lisa, whom they renamed Lucky, “because we’re both Lucky,” Doblar said.

Lucky is now adapting to her new home, getting to know her doggie brother and the rest of her family.


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442 thoughts on ““Ugly” Puppy Finds the Perfect Family

  1. The use of the word “ugly” in this article makes me sick. Just because not everyone sees beauty in something does NOT make it ugly. Only ugly people see ugly!!! I’d have taken her in a heartbeat.

    1. I totally agree with you. She is adorable an I to would of tooken her. If everybody thought that ppl n animals were ugly just bc they didn’t look “normal” the world would b a ugly place. This animal is no different than a human an just bc she was born w a disability does not make her no different than any other puppy. The way ppl treat animals so bad just ticks me off to no end.. Glad this Lucky pup found a loving forever home.

  2. She’s so beautiful and I am so glad that she has found a forever family or should I say that they found her. She has now her happy ever after loving life.

  3. This word ugly is a misfit here,what is the definition of being ugly, this one is definately not “ugly”, do hell with those who thinks so.

  4. I got a rescue dog that was a mix of God knows what – But In my eyes she was beautiful – Don’t need a darned designer dog to prove anything – Luv Luv my Baby !!!!

  5. She is adorable – the first thing I thought of when I saw that face was Lilo and Stitch…she looks like a canine version of Stitch.

  6. THIS PUPPY IS NOT UGLY. I wish it would stop being passed around FB that way.
    Anything in life, anyone, is EVER ugly if you love it with your whole heart. UGLY is such a mean word…

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