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Bobby’s Makeover: From Filthy to Fabulous to Forever Home!

by Amy Drew

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Bobby is a dapper little fellow, but sadly that wasn’t always the case.

When he arrived at California’s Helen Woodward Animal Center earlier this month, nasty mats between his paw pads made walking uncomfortable and bloody lesions festered under dirt-crusted knots. The little Bichon Frise had been badly neglected — and shockingly, a veterinary examination revealed the crusty-looking dog was just 18 months old — practically a pup!

The Woodward Center had received him from an overcrowded shelter; little information came with him. But no matter, the generous stylists at Sydnee’s Pet Grooming stepped in, ready to give Bobby a medically necessary beautification.



Beneath this poor, little guy’s clumpy locks was a bright-eyed puppy who was ready to play! And days after his astonishing makeover, Bobby found his forever family.

“It’s amazing what a little love can do,” said LaBeth Thompson, intake manager at Helen Woodward Animal Center. “We didn’t know what we’d find under all of that mess, but we knew he deserved a chance. A pair of caring hands, some soap, and a few days later, he’s someone’s beloved pet. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Bobby is now in his forever home with his mom, dad and human brother. We wish them all a wonderful, happy life together!