Zipper was found wandering the streets as a stray. Once she arrived at a shelter, the staff could immediately see that the 8-year-old dog was special. She was found with a deformed jaw, but is a sweet, friendly, dog. Her deformed jaw gives her the cutest, most unique smile.
Staff at Huntsville Animal Services said Zipper’s special smile doesn’t seem to affect her at all. She has no problem eating and loves treats.
“The jaw deformity is a mystery to us,” Erin Webb, a volunteer at Huntsville Animal Services said. “We aren’t sure what caused it. She does have a huge underbite and her teeth are spread really far apart.”
It is likely she was an outside dog her entire life and wasn’t cared for properly because of the condition Zipper was in when she arrived at the shelter. She has fur loss due to flea allergies and appears to have given birth to several litters of puppies in the past. The staff believes she was dumped because she was no longer wanted or needed.
Zipper looks a bit different than other dogs…
…but her one-of-a-kind smile is so endearing, you can’t help but want to get to know her.
“She is an elderly dog so she is a calm and gentle girl,” Webb said. “She seems like she would prefer to cuddle over adventures. She does love going outside with the other dogs and made friends with our other elderly dog, Mr. Mike.”
Zipper has likely had a rough life, and now she’s just looking for a home to retire in, with a family who will accept her for exactly who she is.
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