Saving Picasso

Meet Picasso. 

Here he is with his brother, Pablo. 

The brothers were born to a backyard breeder in California who surrendered them both to a high kill shelter in Porterville, after they failed to sell them.  (And I'm sure those breeders were back at it, mass producing more puppies to make my opinion, they should be SHUT DOWN, AS SHOULD ALL BACKYARD BREEDERS!)

Both are 10 month old, pit bull-corgi mixes and because the shelter was so full, both were on the euthanasia list.

But, Luvable Dog Rescue in Eugene, Oregon, came to the aid of the brothers and saved them from death. 

Liesl Wilhardt, executive director of Luvable says they gave Picasso his name because his misaligned snout makes him look like a Pablo Picasso painting.

And after naming Picasso, there was no doubt as to what his brother's name should be! 

Picasso's snout doesn't seem to bother him much outside him trying to eat, and Liesl says he acts like any other dog.

"He is completely unselfconscious about his looks and does not judge himself or others harshly on outward appearances."

Picasso will be undergoing dental surgery to correct his condition.  After that, these two handsome boys will be up for adoption.

Thanks to the attention Picasso's story has received, Luvable has received more than $2000 in donations to help and dozens of inquiries about adopting them.  

For now, they've posted this message on their website

"We have been swamped with offers from people from all over the country to adopt these boys. We really appreciate the amazing show of love and appreciation for these special dogs!  We ask that people be patient with Luvable as we are doing our best to respond to inquiries while also continuing to run our Rescue and provide for the everyday needs of all of our other dogs! At this time, Picasso needs dental surgery and we would like to get him through any required medical treatment and healthy before considering what type of home will be best for him and Pablo. They do need to be placed together.  Please check back on our website for Picasso updates and we will let everyone know when we begin taking applications!  Thanks for your support and love for these amazing dogs!"

Wilhardt tells KTLA that Picasso could teach us all a lesson.

"Picasso could teach others what we share in common is more important than what is different.  People are the same. No matter where people are from, or what they look like, we are the same." 

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