January 18, 2022

Transformation Tuesday #56

Happy Transformation Tuesday! I am thrilled to have some fun transformations in my inbox. Because of the nature of this transformation, I decided to make it a solo transformation post. This one really tugged at my heartstrings. As you know, I am a big supporter of rescuing/adopting pets rather than purchasing them. Rescue pets are the best! And they need patient, loving homes with families who will see them for just how special they are.

So, I just loved seeing this transformation...

I’m sitting here next to my latest foster dog thinking about the amazing transformation he’s had in just a few weeks. I thought I’d share for Transformation Tuesday. These pictures might be upsetting so I understand if you don’t want to use them.

I’ve fostered for about 5 years for a local Atlanta rescue (we adopt only to the Atlanta area—Releash Atlanta).  I love highlighting these amazing rescue dogs to encourage people to look at shelters or their local rescue.

Chip is a senior little fellow who was found stuck in a ditch in rural GA with mats so severe they covered his eyes and he had large fecal masses covered in maggots.  He had a massive dental infection with fistulas, UTI, skin infection, heart problems, mostly blind, underweight and dehydrated.

So much neglect and yet he couldn’t be a sweeter little dog. He’s starting to feel better after a big dental surgery and has started wagging his tail. He’ll be with us until he’s recovered and then available for adoption. We love him so much!

Some would say, why save a sick senior dog? Spend 5 minutes with Chip and you'll know why. He's nothing but a ball of love and he deserves to know what it’s like to be loved and safe. I think he has years left to be healthy and happy—and he’s going to be the best companion dog. Nothing but up from here, little man.

The first "after" photo is from yesterday—just about 3 weeks after he was found. He’ll get a full groom once he’s feeling completely better and is going to be a heartthrob!  Three weeks and look how far he’s come :)

- Christina

Christina, I don't even have to tell you how much this warms my heart! The poor little dog must have been scared to death while stuck in the ditch and with so many health issues going on. I can just picture how much happier he is right now while staying with you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring for him and loving him. You're right--he deserves to feel loved for the rest of his life (however long that may be). Please give him lots of snuggles from me!  - Katie

Like I said, I was going to add a couple more transformations to this post, but it's just hard to follow up after this one. So, I think I'll save the others for next week. If you want to see some more rescue pets' transformations, I did a full Transformation Tuesday post on them--you can find that post here. It's definitely a feel-good post! :)

And here is the desktop calendar random facts post of the day:


  1. Christina thank you for fostering and sharing this sweet pup! Adorable!!!

  2. Christina I love you for what you are doing! I can't imagine what that sweet dog went through, then you saved him. Thank you so much. We tell our rescue pup we love her about a hundred times a day. I could fall in love with little Chip. You are an angel for sure, and again, thank you!

  3. Oh that poor poor baby. Thank you for saving that precious man Christina.

  4. I LOVE THIS!! And so perfect for a time near what would have been Betty White's 100th birthday. Thank you.

  5. This post made me tear up! He is a beautiful dog and he deserves all the love! This post is also perfect time wise as Monday, January 17th would have been Betty White's 100th birthday and she was the biggest animal lover and advocate. There was a challenge going around this week to donate even as small as $5 to your local animal shelter in Betty White's honor! I encourage anyone reading this to do the same! (I hope you don't mind me posting about this Katie but animals just tug on my heartstrings!) <3

  6. Christina, thank you so much for fostering! It's not always easy, especially when an animal has been through so much, but it always has its rewards. So glad that Chip has you in his life right now. 💗


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