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A kind person called into the RSDR Rudozem Street Dog Rescue to report that a homeless dog was wondering the streets, severely in need of help. Her fur had completely fallen out due to demodex and she was all skin and bones. The team knew they would have to step in and help. If not, a terrible fate would likely fall upon her. They set off on the 43-mile journey only knowing a rough area where she might be. Luckily, rescuers located the ill, abandoned dog, but what they found was deeply troubling.

A dog in this condition would surely have met her death soon if rescuers had not stepped in to help.


“We know the abuse that even a healthy looking street dog will suffer, getting kicked, chased off and having things thrown at them, so we could imagine what might be happening to this poor dog,” rescuers said


“She has to be one of the saddest cases we have seen,” they said.  She was  covered in fleas and ticks and her ears and skin were torn and sore. She was taken for immediate medical care.


It also appeared as if a front leg had been broken and healed poorly. Despite her condition, Khaleesi was very sweet and handled the vet visits like a pro.


With a team of incredible vets and a wonderful caretaker, Khaleesi started to come back to life.


She was eating well and enjoying the comfort of having a roof over her head, and a bed to sleep in.


Given multiple baths, the dead skin began to come off and revealed a healthier body.


As her skin renewed, so did her spirit.


She started to love life.


Her caretakers said she would sleep the whole night, feeling safe in the hands of those who loved her.


She especially loved her vets.


She’s made a complete transformation!


She loves her foster parents.


And playing in the snow.


And bedtime stories.


There is no doubt she is one very happy dog.


Khaleesi is still recovering from her poor health traumatic experiences from living on the streets. You can help support her care by making a donation to Rudozem Street Dog Rescue to help Khaleesi and Bulgaria’s street dogs and cats be rescued from a life of abuse.

All image source: Rudozem Street Dog Rescue 

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22 comments on “Starving, Hairless Dog Makes Incredible Transformation Thanks to Caring Rescuers (PHOTOS)”

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Rosemary Neeley
2 Years Ago

Amazing what love and care can do.

Temps Végétalien
2 Years Ago

Keep up the great work!

Susan Dale
2 Years Ago

❤️ xx

Saugat Rai
2 Years Ago

Beautiful action on earth by human to poor creature. I wish the team would get help and support from animals loving people.

Eileen Young
2 Years Ago

What a beautiful dog!

Essential Oxygen
2 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing! Talk about #TransformationTuesday :) ~Emmi at Essential Oxygen

Linda Abernethy
2 Years Ago

Love this story! What a beautiful dog!

Moore Bitner
19 Jan 2016

Hello Linda, can you please kindly add me as a friend on here i would really love to have you as a friend if you don't mine thank you..?

Linda Abernethy
19 Jan 2016

Sorry, I don't friend with people I do not know!

Sandra Jacka
2 Years Ago

thank you to all who helped!

Elly Davis
2 Years Ago

ah it's Khaleesi , I recognise her anywhere. I've been following her since her rescue, The entire RSDR team do fantastic work like so many of these charities on the front line.

Martina Jozanović
2 Years Ago


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