There is a famous saying reminding us not to judge a book by its cover. Sadly, some people consider certain dog breeds as ugly. These dogs are deemed unadoptable and stay the longest at the shelter. It takes a long while for these dogs to be adopted. Only those people who will look beyond their physical imperfections can see the beauty of these so-called “ugly dogs.”
One pup at the United Kingdom animal shelter waited patiently for her perfect fur mom to bring her home. Her looks are considered “too ugly,” but her adopter looked beyond her physical appearance and saw her cuteness instead.
Little Morissa, a 13-year-old Chinese Crested and nearly blind, is at Danaher Animal Home in Essex. She is the last dog left during the adoption day. Nobody is interested in adopting her because they find her unattractive.
Rio Maye is one of the potential adopters during the adoption days. She is looking for a dog to bring home. Rio fell in love with Morissa and immediately processed her adoption papers. She took Morissa at her home in Bedfordshire, England, to give her the best senior years.
Rio gave Morissa a new name. She now calls her Morticia or Mort for short.
Morticia felt at home at Rio’s house as soon as she arrived. She rolled on her new bed as if it is her first time to sleep on a soft mattress. Morticia can’t contain the happiness that she is finally has a home to stay for the rest of her life.
Together with Rio, Morticia is also living with another dog named Pea. Pea is a Chihuahua whom Morticia considers as her best friend. Pea and Morticia’s photos are all over Instagram.
Rio said that Morticia is a smart dog. With a little vision, she was able to quickly memorize the furniture pattern in the house so she can easily navigate her way around.
Rio, Pea, and Morticia would also spend some days outdoors. The two adorable dogs would run in the fields and explore the nearby woods.
Rio wanted to convey a message that senior dogs are great home companions. They might not be as active as they are in their younger years, but they can still give the same love and affection towards their fur parents.
We can’t wait to hear more of your story, Morticia!
Photos courtesy of littleseniormoments via Instagram