Meet Beaux Tox, a Labrador Retriever who was born with a ꜰᴀᴄɪᴀʟ ᴅᴇꜰᴏʀᴍɪᴛʏ and experienced a life of constant rejection and neglect, until he found Jamie Hulit, his soul mate and a true best friend.
Beaux was born with his unique features, a result of being sǫᴜᴀsʜᴇᴅ in his mothers womb as one of six pups. “He just kind of got ᴘᴜsʜᴇᴅ out of the way, and formed how he formed,” Jamie told The Dodo. This was just the beginning of a life of being ᴘᴜsʜᴇᴅ around for Beaux, whose intelligence and bubbly personality were not affected by the ᴅᴇꜰᴏʀᴍɪᴛʏ.
The beautiful and loving pup spent the first five years of his life alone and severely neglected by his owners and in and out of rescue shelters. That is until Jamie Hulit started her mission to sᴀᴠᴇ the dog’s life and fell in love with him in the process.
“Because of his ꜰᴀᴄɪᴀʟ ᴅᴇꜰᴏʀᴍɪᴛʏ, the people who were breeding couldn’t sell him,” Jamie explained. “So they gave him away for free.” Beaux ended up living with a man who neglected him and left him outside, all alone, for 5 years. He was neglected to the extent that local rescue groups tried to intervene, without success, and all that was left of Beaux was a sᴀᴅ, ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ and ᴘᴀʀᴀsɪᴛᴇ-ʀɪᴅᴅᴇɴ bag of bones without a shred of hope left.
That is until Jamie Hulit started her mission to sᴀᴠᴇ the dog’s life and fell in love with him in the process. “I didn’t care how badly he might be ɪʟʟ,” she said. “I just didn’t want him to go into the foster system again and be returned. The pair first met in April 2017 and only one year later and Beaux Tox has finished ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴍ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ and has gained 40lbs.” “Heartworm+ (with which Beaux Tox was ɪɴꜰᴇsᴛᴇᴅ) has a 50/50 chance of sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ. I ate noodles for months but he was worth it,” Jamie revealed.”
Finally, after months of ʙᴀᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ and overcoming his many conditions, Beaux began to get healthy and gain most of his weight back! He has some lasting problems such as a loss of hearing in his left ear and some vision issues but he is a very healthy dog overall. “There are people who wɪʟʟ pay high dollar for a dog’s papers, and I feel like I paid for his health certificate,” Jamie said. “But I am 100 percent OK with that, knowing that he is now a happy, free guy.”
Beaux and his two fur siblings, Riley, a 13-year-old golden retriever, and Scout, the newest addition to the family, are inseparable, according to Jamie. Riley has taught Beaux how to become an indoor dog, while Scout is the boss of the pack, always nipping Beaux on his rear end when he misbehaves.