How One Pawesome Pup’s Autoimmune Disease Showed Us That Looks Aren’t Everything!


Meet Phoenix, the rescue dog with an autoimmune disease who proves that beauty truly comes from within. This sweet pup has a beautiful soul, but unfortunately, not everyone sees past his outward appearance. Despite this, all Phoenix wants is what every dog wants – to be loved.

Phoenix’s journey began over a year ago when he was abandoned as a stray. People would initially notice him roaming the streets in search of food, but any potential aid quickly died out once they saw his face. Many referred to him as “freakish” or “horrifying.” Thankfully, some kind-hearted individuals saw beyond his appearance and contacted the Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue in Oklahoma to help him.

Upon arriving at the rescue, it was clear that Phoenix had once been someone’s pet. However, his previous owners had not taken care of him, leaving him in a state of neglect. Phoenix was skin and bones, and his face was so inflamed that he couldn’t even close his eyes. Despite all of this, Phoenix was not shy around humans, and his light still shone brightly.

The Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue has been sharing regular updates on Phoenix’s journey to recovery on social media, and the outpouring of love and support has been incredible. Family Animal Medicine has been working hard to help Phoenix in every way possible, and although they believe he has an autoimmune disease, they’re not quite sure which one yet. The good news is that Phoenix is improving every single day, and his medical bills are being covered by donations from the community.

Although many people have expressed interest in adopting Phoenix, the rescue has explained that their focus right now is on getting him completely healthy before even considering adoption. But if you’re interested in donating towards Phoenix’s medical bills, or if you want to give to other dogs in need, you can visit Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue’s website to help.

Phoenix is a true inspiration and a reminder that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Let’s show him the love and support he deserves as he continues his journey towards a healthy and happy life.


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