Hairless Dog Nobody Wanted Because She Was 'Too Ugly' Finds A Forever Home
After being rescued from a multi-animal household by RSPCA inspectors, hairless Chinese crested Morticia was taken to the charity's Danaher Animal Home in Essex.
However poor Morticia was also the last pooch standing when it came to adoption day on account of her funny looks.
But the elderly dog's luck changed when Rio Maye, 28, from Wilstead in Bedfordshire, walked in the door looking to adopt. When she set her eyes on Morissa, it was love at first sight.
Rio adopted the 14-year-old dog - who she renamed Morticia from Morissa - and took her home right away to settle into her new life.
"Morticia settled in straight away, she was so thrilled with her new bed that she dived straight into it and rolled around in joy!" said new owner Rio, who also owns a chihuahua named Pea.
"We introduced her to Pea - her new best friend - and our horses. She spends lots of her time pottering through the fields and loves to walk through the hills and woods.
"She is almost blind but she listens to me talking to her and when I call for her she is incredibly alert. She has memorised the furniture and snack station but does have the occasional stare at a wall thinking it's a window, we try not to giggle!"
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Rio added: "Mort loves nothing more than being right beside me, she follows me everywhere and when I return home from work she is overcome with excitement that she throws her paws in the air and jumps for me to pick her up and cuddle her!
"I take Mort everywhere with me and have recently purchased a pushchair as some days we can be out for hours. She loves the pushchair and we recently found ourselves at a festival where she enjoyed watching the band from the comfort of her shaded pram!
"She sleeps with me in my bed and is often spooning Pea. They are incredible friends as they both enjoy the quieter life.
"Morticia has a love for life that extends to everyone. I really am the luckiest person to have found her and hope for many more years of happiness. She's a huge part of my little family and we make sure every day is spent living life to the fullest."
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The dog mum added: "We're on a mission to promote rehoming senior dogs and feel Morticia is a wonderful example of the fun and love to be had with adopting a senior dog! That's why I started the Instagram account for Mort and Pea, and I hope people will see how wonderful adopting a dog- particularly an older dog - can be."
Craig Horsler, senior supervisor at Danaher, said: "Morissa is unusual and also didn't have age on her side. At 13, she also had a number of health problems which made it even more tricky to find her the right home."
We're so glad Mort found a loving home.
Featured Image Credit: RSPCA