Dogs are some of the most beautiful creatures on planet Earth. They love you unconditionally, and they don’t care who you are, just that you are existing and petting them. Humans aren’t as forgiving sometimes though, and that’s what faced our new favorite pup, Beaux Tox.
Yes it could be the greatest name ever for a pup, but it gets better when you hear his story!
Even though he’s constantly smiling, Beaux’s past isn’t that great. Before his current owners he was discarded by his previous ones due to his facial deformity. His face got this way by his brothers and sisters smushing up against his face in the womb before birth.
But one day Jamie Hulit saw a picture on Facebook and knew she had to at least see this beautiful creature.
She told The Dodo:
“A friend of mine posted a picture of Beaux on Facebook saying he needed a foster or to be adopted — anything. That day I sent him a message saying, ‘I would love to take that dog in and give him a home.’”
Some thought that Beaux might have a brain problem due to how his head was shaped, but after visiting a vet, a MRI confirmed his brain was just fine!
Beaux had bounced around before Hulit made her house his forever home. She said:
“Because of his facial deformity, the people who were breeding couldn’t sell him. So they gave him away for free.”
But then the man who received Beaux, his name was Lucky at the time, just left him out in the yard because his cats didn’t get along with Beaux. He was out there on his own outside for five years. It’s so sad.
But that didn’t stop Beaux and his journey to find an owner for himself. Rescue groups tried to help and nothing changed. Hulit went to this man’s house and found a skeleton of a dog, it was tragic. She knew she had to save him.
“At that point I didn’t care how badly he might be ill. I just didn’t want him to go into the foster system again and be returned.”
After getting Beaux away from his terrible owner, Hulit took him to the vet and didn’t get the best of news. The vet said that he had a 50-50 chance of survival due to a heartworm infection.
Hulit didn’t care and just kept believing.
Beaux was on a oxygen tank for the first month of his recovery but Dr. Jay Rydberg stuck with him. It looked bad but the two just kept up hope.
And he finally started to show signs of recovery. Beaux gained enough weight and was able to go through with the heartworm treatment.
“There are people who will pay high dollar for a dog’s papers, and I feel like I paid for his health certificate. “But I am 100 percent OK with that, knowing that he is now a happy, free guy.”
Now Hulit and Beaux Tox are loving and life and back home. Hulit also has a 13-year old golden retriever mix, Riley, and they have become the best of friends.
“He’s so full of life and he’s just brought so much to us.”