A dog that was abandoned by her owner over her “strange” face has found a new family that loves her.
The 4-year-old Siberian husky named Jubilee struggled to find adoptive families when she first arrived at Monmouth County’s Husky House — a nonprofit organization that rescues huskies and other dogs and helps them find new homes.
Her personality was sweet as could be, but her unique appearance turned off many potential adopters. Some even joked that her cross-eyed face looked “like bad taxidermy”.
Still, she never gave up and continued loving her caretakers and uninterested visitors alike.
Workers at the shelter knew there was a family out there for Jubilee, she just needed more exposure so someone could get to know her before passing judgment on her looks.
The shelter uploaded a post for Jubilee one night and were shocked to see it receive 46,000 shares in less than 24 hours.
“I came from a ‘breeder’ who couldn’t sell me because he said I was ‘weird’ looking. Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don’t know why I don’t look like them,” the shelter wrote in the Facebook post on Jubilee’s behalf.
The post was not only effective at going viral, but also at catching the attention of a husband and wife duo who had previously adopted two other huskies. They knew right away that Jubilee was the right match for their family.
By Saturday evening, Jubilee found her happily ever after. She went home with her two new parents and two husky siblings.