Serenity might not look like most dogs. But she has the spirit and energy of a playful puppy. She doesn’t care what the world thinks about her because she’s happy and finally getting the love she deserves.
The 4-year-old Siberian Husky was a stray in San Antonio, Texas. The large tumor on her face prevented her from finding the loving home she deserved. So, Dallas Dog Rescue Rehab Reform transported her to Dallas, Texas to give her a second chance at life.
Right away, Serenity’s foster mom, Patti Dawson, could tell that Serenity was a happy pup. The dog came right up to her with kisses, expecting pets in return. But unfortunately, Dawson doesn’t know how much time Serenity has left in this world.
The vet confirmed that Serenity’s invasive tumor has taken away the bones in her face. It invaded her nasal cavity and went above her eye sockets and skull. Luckily, she can still see, breathe, and eat though.
Some dog lovers worry that Serenity is in pain, but Dawson says the pup has shown no signs of discomfort so far. Yet, she also knows that could potentially change in the future.
“We didn’t get the news we wanted, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop loving her and giving her the life she deserves,” said Dawson.
So, Dawson decided to make the remainder of Serenity’s time extra special. She has spoiled her with delicious meals and lots of playtime. She even had a photographer take beautiful photos of Serenity to help encourage people to donate to her care.
Living Her Best Life
Animal photographer Renee Dowhaniuk took stunning pictures of Serenity. When the rescue shared them online, the pup soon became a star. Everyone was interested in Serenity’s story, and they wanted to help in any way possible.
“I don’t believe you should take a sad picture. I believe you should take a picture of the full potential and do everything you can to capture the spirit of the animal,” Dowhaniuk said. “That girl, as soon as we lifted her out of Patti’s vehicle and set her down, that nose was working and the tail was wagging.”
Soon, donations began flooding in like crazy. The rescue received over 300 care packages with goodies for Serenity. Now, every time the pup gets a package, she’s overjoyed. She’s truly getting spoiled for the rest of her life just like she should.
Dawson said that when Serenity tells her it’s time, she will say goodbye. But for now, the rescue pup will keep living her best life in her loving foster home. If you’d like to donate to help Serenity or any of the other dogs in the rescue’s care, please check out their wishlist.
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