As a severe medical case, the rescue placed Lilou with an emergency foster in California who helped her battle through the painful mange and infections. At just 7 months old, the small bulldog puppy was found wandering the streets of Southern California with a case of mange so advanced that her entire body was covered in scabs.
Now celebrating her two-year anniversary of being adopted, Lilou is an entirely different dog from the balding, mange-ridden puppy rescuers first found. Despite her active lifestyle, Lilou can’t get enough of cuddling — even though her other dog siblings, Yogi and Birdie, aren’t too interested in it. But last year, she met the perfect snuggle partner when her family decided to foster an American Staffordshire terrier named Hope. Lilou was well enough to travel after a few weeks, so she went to another foster through Northwest Dog Project, a rescue that regularly adopts out at-risk dogs from California.