A homeless dog named Snuffles is having some trouble finding a forever family because he has a unique facial feature - two noses. The Belgian Shepherd mix actually has one nose which didn't properly fuse together before he was born, so each nostril is separate. Snuffles can move each nostril independently.
Unfortunately, his unique appearance is making it hard for him to find a permanent home. He was only four months old when he arrived at The Dogs Trust Glasgow Rehoming Centre in Scotland and had previous stays at four other shelters.
The center's manager Sandra Lawton told the Daily Mail, "It is such a shame to think that this sweet-natured lad may not find the loving home he deserves just because he may not be considered a pretty pooch." She adds that he is affectionate, energetic and fun-loving. "He may not have been blessed with the looks of Lassie but he has a heart of gold and really can claim to be a dog in several million."
The charity is currently campaigning to help find him a home. If someone is interested in adopting Snuffles they can visit the Dogs Trust website for details.
Update: February 9, 2014
Snuffles received a flood of offers for a new home after people learned he has been overlooked for adoption because of his unusual split nose. But he is overlooked no longer.
After issuing an appeal, the centre instantly received 40 messages and 20 calls from people in the USA and South Africa, as well as Britain. They also had potential adopters drive in person to the shelter. Pamela Jackson told The Mirror, "The eventual new owner took him for a walk to get to know him and they got on brilliantly. He said Snuffles was perfect and everything he was looking for."
Snuffles' new family lives in East Lothian and has a large house on an acre of land. The five-month-old puppy will be going home with his new family next week.
Update: February 14, 2014
Snuffles' adoption has not gone through. The Dogs Trust is continuing to look for a home in Britain for him. Read the latest news here.
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