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If there ever was an “Extreme Dog Makeover” show, Holland would definitely be the winner. This poor dog was dropped off at a shelter and was so matted it was hard to tell what other medical problems she was suffering from. Trio Animal Foundation (TAF) was called to assist with Hollands condition.

The kind folks at TAF worked hard to cut through the matting and free Holland from the thick casing but these are not your typical mats. Mats of this magnitude are very dangerous and can result in skin infections, physical disorders, and behavioral issues. These are the types of mats that are the result of months and months, oftentimes even years of neglect. Severe matting keeps the skin from being able to breathe, traps in moisture, and are extremely difficult to remove without causing further pain to the dog.

With mats over 3-inches thick, weighing down on her petite body, trying to remove the mats was very stressful for Holland. She was taken to the vet where she was sedated and groomed.

After her hours-long groom, Holland was a new dog. Thankfully, minus some cuts, bruising, and skin irritations from the matting and lack of circulation, Holland had no other major medical conditions. With lots of love, rehabilitation, and friendship from Miller, TAF’s therapy dog, Holland began learning how to trust again.

Holland not only got an extreme makeover, she got a home! Holland adores her new parents, check out that smile. Holland finally is getting the home she deserves, one that will protect, care, and love her forever.

 

Please remember that adding a pet to your family is a lifelong commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Make sure every member of the family understands that a pet should be cared for in sickness and health, in good times and bad – just like you would any other family member. Also, be sure to look into temperament and activity levels and ask in-depth questions about any pet you are considering, just to be sure you make the right match for your family and lifestyle. Additionally, having a pet can be expensive. From healthy pet food, vet bills, beds, toys, grooming, and more, be sure that you can financially handle caring for a pet now and in the future.

Trio Animal Foundation is a non-profit located in Chicago, Illinois that assists shelters, rescues, and individuals to care for abandoned, abused, and neglected pets. They also promote adoption and responsible pet ownership, including spay and neutering.

To learn more about Trio Animal Foundation click here.

All image source: Trio Animal Foundation/Facebook

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9 comments on “Rescuers Help Rehabilitate Scared and Matted Dog and Now She Has a Forever Home!”

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Zarina Jobbins
10 Months Ago

Poor little sod. No wonder she is so smiley now.


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Christine Smart
10 Months Ago

Wonderful to see, but terrible such a makeover should have been necessary. Thank goodness for the good people who rescue and care for these poor dogs. To their eventual adopters, many thanks.


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Jessica Gerger
10 Months Ago

Bless her sweet little face. So glad she is now loved. ❤


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Lynette Blackert MacLagan
10 Months Ago

Thank you to Trio Animal Foundation for helping her & Bless the family adopting her into their home! <3


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Deborah Macias
10 Months Ago

So grateful she was rescued and taken care of, and adopted.


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antionette mckinney
10 Months Ago

WOW!!!! So happy for her... Look at the beauty under all that mess of hair... Thank you for rescuing her and for giving her the home where she is loved and happy..


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Sharon Suessine
10 Months Ago

KARMA...to the people that let her get this way!


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JOHN PASQUA
10 Months Ago

GREAT PEOPLE TO HELP HOLLAND THE DOG FROM THIS.


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Lisa
10 Months Ago

What a cute, sweet dog!!!


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