Matted fur can cause severe medical problems for a dog. It can be painful and uncomfortable because it pulls on the skin, making everyday life difficult.
One senior dog, Julian, experienced this firsthand. After his owner passed away, he was abandoned and forced to live on the streets, where his fur became matted.
Thankfully, rescuers with Save a Greek Stray stepped in to help the poor dog named Julian. He had been suffering for years from grooming neglect, but things didn’t immediately get better for him when his owner passed away. At 13 years old, Julian was left on the sidewalk, covered in mats, and hardly able to move.
The rescue organization shared the story of Julian on their YouTube channel, explaining that the senior dog had been neglected for years while living with his elderly owner. After his owner passed away, Julian was left on the street in front of their home, despite his advanced age, weak heart, and nearly deaf state. Thanks to the help of Save a Greek Stray, Julian is now living his best life in years, finally relieved of his suffering.
After bringing him to safety, the rescue began shaving Julian’s fur and untangling his mats. Their efforts were remarkable, and by the end, Julian appeared to be a completely different dog, not just in appearance but also in personality!
It seemed that he had found a new lease on life after being shaved, and the drastic difference was evident.
Regrettably, Julian has been struggling to find a permanent home due to his age and heart condition. Currently, he is still searching for a place to spend his golden years, but we are confident that he will find one soon.
Watch the video below to see Julian’s amazing transformation for yourself: