On a beach in Galveston, a dog plays in the waves as her owners watch from the sand. She leaps through the shallow water, and her owners notice that her fur is growing back, and her eyes are clear from gunk. The transformation is amazing.
“Nobody would have pulled her out of the shelter in the condition that she was in,” owner Kim Armstrong says.
Pippy caught the family’s eye on the Dallas Animal Services website.
“She had a real cute face, and they just had a face shot of her,” Armstrong says.
Much like a Tinder date gone wrong, Pippy did not look like her photo from the website when they went to get her from curbside pickup. In fact, she had been scheduled for euthanasia.
“When they brought this dog into my car, she was covered from head to toe in mange,” Armstrong says. “She had no hair anywhere on her body except for her head. She smelled so bad.”