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a dog shown before and after a grooming Dog Abandoned in Crate Is Rescued and Given Makeover

Written by: Kimberly Ring
News Highlights:
  • Theodora, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu, was found abandoned in a dog crate in February of 2021 with severly matted fur, overgrown nails and dental issues.
  • The Arizona Humane Society’s Field Team brought her back to the AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™, where she began veterinary treatment.
  • After a much-needed spa day including a long bath, a new haircut and a pedicure, Theodora was looking much better, but still wasn’t feeling her best. AHS’ medical team quickly went to work on this pup’s dental issues, and after a few tooth extractions, Theodora and her new smile were ready for adoption!
  • UPDATE: Theodora has been adopted!

Matted Dog Abandoned in Crate Is Rescued and Given Major Makeover to Prepare for Adoption

The Arizona Humane Society treated Theodora to a bubble bath and a gentle grooming to help her recover from the neglect she experienced.

Theodora got her groove back!

According to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS), the 5-year-old Shih Tzu’s previous owner abandoned the dog in a crate in February. AHS saved the canine and brought her to their facility. Theodora arrived at the shelter with matted fur, serious dental issues, and overgrown nails.

It was clear to the AHS that this little pup was neglected before she was left in a crate to fend for herself. Wanting to kick off a new chapter in Theodora’s life, the shelter immediately started treating the dog like a queen.

Along with providing Theodora with vet care, AHS treated the pooch to a spa day that included a bubble bath and a gentle grooming to remove her matted fur. The experience ended with Theodora getting a new sweater to make sure she stayed cozy in her shorter cut. The dog’s royal treatment also included top-notch dental work to ensure Theodora left the shelter with a pain-free, healthy smile.

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March 15, 2021