Does everyone remember Dixie? She was rescued from a horrific neglect situation in Alabama in 2010.

Well, her wonderful family posted their yearly "Dixie Update this morning with new pictures! take a look at our Dixie now!

DIXIE'S STORY

My heart is sad tonight after seeing the pictures of a sweet 1 yr old black fleecy labradoodle I've been arranging to bring into our adoption program. She came from a "rescuer" in rural Alabama who has had Dixie for the past 5 months, the past 5 months Dixie has gone from a happy sweet doodle pup to a sad suffering doodle banned to living outdoors because the "rescuers" couldn't be bothered to teach her potty manners. These "rescuers" didn't get this girl vaccinated or heartworm treated and watched as she slowly scratched her painful skin and watched her beautiful fleecy locks fall out.

Our foster Kristen Fuhrman (who herself is a well respected doodle breeder) went to the home and found Dixie locked in a large 40x40' pen with 5 other dogs. Her skin is covered with sores and her hair is lost in large sheets. This sweet girl came readily to Kristen despite the pain I'm sure she feels as she moves. We sent her immediately to the vet hospital where our suspicions were confirmed, this sweet doodle girl is covered with Sarcoptic Mange. She is getting treatment for the next 2 weeks at the vet hospital until she will not be contagious to humans and other dogs.

I'm posting some pictures of her, they are difficult to look at. However we need to see this poor girl as she is today. We can only hope she recovers quickly and her sweet soul hasn't born the pain of the abuse she has suffered at the hands of a woman who has the audacity to call herself a "rescuer".
We have given Dixie a new name (she was Midnight in her prior setting) and we hope she will be a strong southern girl who will rise and overcome the abuse she has suffered at the hands of humans.

 
Dixie and Kristan


From this view you can't even determine whether this poor animal is a dog.

Tags: abuse, animal, dog, doodle, labradoodle, mange, rescue

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It was a year yesterday that we adopted Dixie.  She is happy, healthy and the most loving Doodle.  She's still afraid of most people, but definitely getting better.  She gives and receives lots of love from Jim, me and Yogi.  We want to thank everyone at Doodle Rescue, especially Kristen.  I'll send a Christmas family photo. 

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Marcia, I got goose bumps looking at these photos. It is so hard to believe this is the same dog, and I also can't believe it's been a year! Thank you so much for updating us!

Wow--she is gorgeous--thank you so much for stepping up and doing so much for Trixie.

WOW...she is simply gorgeous!  I cannot believe that is the same doodle...it certainly goes to show what a little love can do!

What a difference a year has made for Miss Dixie.  She is truly transformed to a healthy happy doodle in a wonderful loving family.  Thank you for seeing beyond what happened to her and giving her a chance to enjoy life as it should be.

Marcia,

I'm so grateful you helped Dixie achieve the life she always deserved. I fell in love with this doodles who was hundreds of miles away and when I heard her story I promised Kristen that DRC would do anything necessary to save this very deserving dog. And you have fulfilled that promise. Thank you so much.

Liz

I can't believe it's been a year already!  She's beautiful and looks happy!

Wow! It's hard to see the resemblance between the old pictures and the new updates! I'm so happy that you took this scared girl into your home. She's beautiful.

I remember seeing her last year.....she is a miracle doodle!  Thank you to everyone involved in turning this doodle into the beautiful dog she is today!

I can't believe it has been over a year!!! Where do the months go?

She is just absolutely magnificent!   The transformation is just unbelievable! It just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for updating us!!

thanks so much for the updated pictures!  she is beautiful and each day she learns to trust humans more!  I know that well with my Bella, still afraid of a lot of things and people, but when I look into her eyes I see love. Thanks for your love to Dixie!

Thank you sooo much for posting.  I always wonder how our adoptees look after they have really settled into their new life.

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