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This is Irie. She was brought into a local shelter like this, with her fur all matted. At 9 pounds, this Maltese mix was only about a year old when she was rescued.

At the rescue, the local shelter shaved off all the matted fur. They even had to cut off some mats with scissors! After her long overdue haircut, she looked like a completely different pup!

Now that she was feeling more comfortable and could see the world around her, Rhode Home Rescue took her into their care.

Although there was not much information about Irie’s previous humans or how she came to be so matted, all that mattered was that she was now safe and receiving the care she so desperately needed.

“Irie is feeling much better now as you can see from her recent pics. She’s young but has clearly had a tough life, and because of that, she will need a very special adopter. There’s a great dog in there under all that fear, but she will need a quiet, patient household to help her come out of that shell,” says Rhode Home Rescue.

It’s truly heartbreaking to imagine everything Iris must have gone through in her past. However, thanks to the hard work of Rhode Home Rescue, she will get the loving forever home she deserves!

Rhode Home Rescue is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity. They rely on the generosity of sponsors and donations to keep their rescue going.

You can donate here.

You can also follow Rhode Home Rescue on Instagram to keep up with their amazing rescues.

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