A former stray, who narrowly escaped death row at a busy California animal control agency, just secured the World’s Ugliest Dog title. Scamp the tramp’s owner, Yvonne Morones, calls her pup a Rastafarian dog and she believes that he may even have some DNA from Keith Richards too!
His black body hair does not grow & no matter how many trips to the groomer, Scamp’s hair naturally grows gray dreadlocks down his back all the way to his tail. No amount of hair conditioner can calm down his tresses!
Scamp used to roam the streets of Compton, but now he spends his days working as a pet therapist. Morones said:
he visits Sebastopol Senior Center, bringing his wagging tail & instant smiles. The seniors like to guess what kind of dog he is and write stories about him. Scamp is also a reading dog volunteering weekly listening to first graders read stories to him. His favorite book is Go Dog Go. He crawls in the kid’s laps to listen, and they call him a fuzzy watermelon.
When the Humane Society of Sonoma County holds community outreach events, Scamp does his part to promote adoptions by greeting visitors in the kissing booth.
Scamp’s big win at the Sonoma-Martin fair in Petaluma means that his human landed a $1,500 prize, with an additional $1,500 for a shelter donations. The pair even gets a trip to New York City and an appearance on the Today show.
Great job Scamp! All dogs are beautiful!
(Image via Sonoma-Marin Fair)
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