Story Idea: From Fleas to Foster Care, Rescued Dog Is Ready for Adoption

For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2014

Katie MacDonald 202-483-7382

When PETA’s fieldworkers first met Boss, he had been living in a house infested with fleas for nearly two years, which wreaked havoc on his sensitive, allergic, inflamed skin. He was crawling with hundreds of fleas, he had lost most of his fur, and by the time he was surrendered to PETA, he was miserable. He was so uncomfortable that he didn’t like to be touched and had become depressed and listless, with no interest in treats or affection. But as soon as the fleas were gone for good, Boss immediately perked up, becoming outgoing, energetic, and extremely social. He loves his foster mom and her two toddlers and follows them everywhere, and he’s very patient with his young playmates. He enjoys romping on the beach, snuggling in bed, carrying around his favorite toys, and fetching just about anything that’s thrown for him. And as a bonus, he’s already completely housetrained.

More details about Boss’ story and “before” and “after” photos are available available here.

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