With dad, mom, and brother, Pippa came to Atlanta Humane Society. While all of them had mange, the little pup, only 7 weeks old, was in the worst condition. She was hairless, completely sore, and had scabs all over her body. Quickly after seeing her photos, Amanda Harris rushed to the shelter and volunteered to foster Pippa.
Pippa was so fragile, yet she loved to cuddle. Once home, Harries administered medicines and provided her round the clock care to help in her healing process. Despite her poor state, Pippa sure had a huge personality.
In a couple of days, the tiny pup’s skin started to heal. As weeks passed, her rough skin soothed and the light cream coat of fur started growing in on her. Harris’ love and care surely made a big difference.
“Caring for her included medicated baths every week, medication for her skin, and proper nutrition,” said Harris. “From the time she started getting proper care, that’s when her skin began healing remarkably quickly.”
Harris has 2 large dogs, one of which is an 80-pounder Pitbull. But her small size didn’t seem to be a big deal for Pippa. She gets along with them just fine and sometimes, even bosses them around.
Pippa has also become a huge internet sensation as people followed her inspiring journey to love and good health. Thanks to her becoming a star, Pippa met the family she’s spending the rest of her life with. At the beginning of this month, Terri Dickinson officially welcomed Pippa into their family.
“When I saw her pictures the first time she arrived, I had to see her,” said Dickinson. “The moment I had her in my arms, it’s all over. Adopting her is the best decision I’ve made for the longest time. She loves us and we love her just the same. She’s incredible.”
Credits to Atlanta Humane Society