Bath time is often a battle. While you want to scrub your pup clean of whatever they rolled in, get themspruced up for company or just give them a good wash, dogs want none of it. Well, except for Rudy.
This pit bull rescue needs to be given lavender-infused baths as a medical necessity, according to Courtney Bellew, the director of the Northeast chapter of Special Needs Animal Rescue Rehabilitation (SNARR), an animal rescue and rehabilitation organization that focuses on dogs that are the least likely to be adopted.
“Rudy absolutely loves his tubby time and clearly the attention that comes along with it. He loves getting spoiled and pampered,” Bellew told The Huffington Post. And he deserves every blissful moment.
Rudy came to the Northeast chapter of SNARR after he was brought to a New York City shelter. He was emaciated, had no fur, was covered in feces, ulcers and fleas; and had open wounds all over his body from being doused with battery acid. And his soul suffered just as bad as his body.
“He ducked his head in fear whenever I would go to touch him, but was so grateful I was there and showing him a kind hand,” Bellew told the outlet. “I was truly shocked and heartbroken.”
After a lot of TLC at the vet, Rudy was able to be released and is now gaining his confidence and strength back at a foster home. The foster parents (both are vets) regularly give him these special baths – full of herbs, salts and other elements — to help soothe and heal his wounds.
While he waits to find his forever home, he is not only surrounded by amazing people but also dogs, cats and farm animals. He even became friends with a lamb named Harold. And he is thankful everyday for another chance.
“Rudy’s eyes are filled with love and hope and he has a way of grabbing your heart instantly when he looks at you. He has always appreciated being doted on and still does today, as you saw with his spa treatments,” Bellew tells The Huffington Post. “I’m just so glad we are able to show him a good life.”
To find out more about Rudy or other dogs that need your help, visit SNARR or their Facebook page.