Zipper The Shelter Dog With Unusual Yet Adorable Smile Is Looking For Someone To Love Her Just The Way She Is

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Animals by Paige Cerulli on 01/12/2018

Zipper, an eight-year-old dog, was found wandering the streets before she was brought into an Alabama shelter. She’s sweet and friendly, and staff could immediately tell that she was special. In case there was any doubt of that, though, Zipper has one unique feature that makes her truly stand out – a deformed jaw, which gives her quite the smile.

Source: Erin Webb

Huntsville Animal Services took in Zipper and examined her, with positive results. Zipper’s jaw doesn’t appear to affect her. She can eat normally and without trouble, and loves treats. Zipper doesn’t seem to know that she looks a little bit different.

Zipper has a large underbite, and her teeth are spaced unusually far apart. Staff don’t know what happened to cause the deformity.

Source: Erin Webb

Zipper wasn’t in the greatest condition when she was brought to the shelter, and there’s some evidence that she’s likely always lived outside. She seems to have given birth to multiple litters, and has some fur loss because of fleas. She may have been dumped on the street by a previous owner. However, the shelter is working hard to find this special dog the great forever home that she deserves.

Source: Erin Webb

She may look a little bit different…

Source: Erin Webb

…but her jaw gives Zipper a totally unique smile.

Source: Erin Webb

Zipper is calm and laid-back, preferring to cuddle rather than going out and having wild adventures. She’s become good friends with Mr. Mike, another senior dog at the shelter.

Source: Erin Webb

Zipper is very sweet and gentle. She’s great around other dogs, and seems like she would do well with kids, too. Most importantly, Zipper needs a loving home to retire in, who will adore her for the very special dog that she is.

Contact Huntsville Animal Services if you’d like more information about Zipper.

( H/T thedodo.com )

What do you think of Zipper’s special smile?

 
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