Imagine you find a homeless dog that is so incredibly matted, you are unable to determine if it is a boy or a girl. That’s exactly what happened when rescuers came upon a Cocker Spaniel found wandering alone, afraid, injured, and neglected on the side of the road in the desert.
The folks at JJ Woofin Paws, who rescued her, had a gut instinct that she was a girl so they named her Dorothy. Like most Cocker Spaniels, despite all she had been through, her tail never stopped wagging.
Her mats were in such bad shape that rescuers found dead bugs, telephone wires, and sticks in them. Poor Dorothy cried when anyone tried to touch her.
A veterinary visit discovered an eyelid growth and wounds all over her body. After sedation for a bath and shaving, several hours later a completely different looking dog emerged.
Now that she was clean and treated, Dorothy started trusting the rescuers.
After she recovered completely, the three-year-old Cocker found a forever home with a loving family. Congratulations on your success, sweetie!
Watch the amazing transformation in the video below.