Dog With Crooked Teeth And No Nose Looking For Forever Home
Sniffles the dog has no nose and crooked teeth, but carers are hoping he can still find his forever home.
The aptly-named pooch hasn't been adopted yet because of his facial deformities, but veterinarian staff have fallen in love with his personality.
Sniffles was taken in by Orange County Animal Services after being found as a stray, and was riddled with hookworms and whipworms.
But despite his unique looks, those caring for him said his personality more than makes up for it.
"This morning, I woke up and he was at the edge of my bed, staring at me and he ran over and did a little twirl, and started licking my face," Genesis Diaz, who has been fostering Sniffles for the past year, told WESH.
His facial deformity means he snorts -- the reason for his name.
"He's a healthy dog. He just looks a little funny,' veterinarian Michelle Wacker said.
"He's just a precious old man. Everyone at the vet's office has fallen in love with him."
His overbite and crooked teeth will soon be a thing of past, with dental work scheduled for next week, and there is a continued effort to rid of him the parasites.
Staff hope this will help Sniffles find his forever home.
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"Ninety percent of the time, we can fix these dogs," Wacker said.
"When we see a special needs dog that we know we can help, we move to bring it in. Otherwise, it likely faces euthanasia."