Every dog deserves to be appreciated, but not all dogs are fortunate enough to receive the love and care they require, particularly those born with ɪᴍᴘᴀɪʀᴍᴇɴᴛs or unique birth ᴅᴇꜰᴇᴄᴛs that give them an unusual appearance. Dogs like this are frequently ᴇᴜᴛʜᴀɴɪᴢᴇᴅ shortly after birth, leaving them to ꜰᴇɴᴅ for themselves.
Fortunately, this combination of bulldog and Rottweiler may be lucky. Three years ago, Kaley Carlyle heard that unique pup from the mother dog’s owner. She met him as a rescuer. She intends to help the dog seek medical assistance when needed and find a loving home for him. On the other hand, she eventually became his human mother.
“My passion has always been animals,” she says. “After I ʟᴏsᴛ one of my dogs, Dempsey, I was inspired to start ʀᴇsᴄᴜɪɴɢ. “ What keeps me going, despite the extremely sad or disheartening things I sometimes see, are the happy stories. When I can help an animal that no one else wanted at the time and see them become a beloved family pet, it makes it all worthwhile.”
Kaley named the dog Chupey, who’s named on the Mexican folklore creature, the Chupacabra, as Kaley believes he hugely resembles a coyote or wolf and smiles like a hyena. Kaley had never seen such a special puppy in her ten years of volunteering with dog rescue organizations.
Chupey, who is almost two years old, has a permanent grin due to a birth defect which caused his lips to not be able to cover his teeth.
“I had to make a deal with the lady, agreeing that she sᴘᴀʏᴇᴅ the litter’s mum and in turn I’d take in the puppy that was different to the others, who was Chupey.
“We couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him at first, he had a different physical appearance to most dogs because he’s hairless, his ears are inside out, he has little beady eyes and of course his teeth are always on show, giving him his smile.
“It turned out that he had bad liver problems, which made him really exhausted all the time and he would even sleep for around 23 hours per day – and he only weighs 2st 5lbs.”
But since he’s joined her he’s been on the mend and is getting stronger by the day. He eats special food for his liver and Kayley ensures he doesn’t overexert himself. “Now that he’s on the right food he’s like any other normal dog. Before, he would play and then pass out for hours at a time afterwards.
“But now he sleeps and plays and cuddles and loves and barks and chews – just like every dog should.” Chupey, now almost two years old, has also become quite the social media star. He boasts more than 13 000 followers on Instagram, regularly entertaining his followers with adorable videos and cheeky snaps.