This Dog’s Muzzle Was So Swollen She Couldn’t Lift Her Head, Look At Her Now…


Rescue dogs are resilient! Just when you think you’ve seen one who will not make it through the night, your heart rejoices when they do. Though each story has a tough beginning, the transformations prove, these are miracle dogs!

Meet Penelope – One Of Our Miracle Dogs!

This video shows the 2013 rescue and rehab of Penelope. Grab a tissue as you watch this miracle dog transform before your eyes. The Heigl Foundation proves once more; no dog is beyond saving with time, love, and sacrificial help from humans.

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Penelope is thriving as a rescued miracle dog

Abandoned at six months of age, Penelope’s life on the streets began. As you can see from the video, her entire body is covered in mange. Her muzzle is swollen, and she can barely lift her head. This is not the end, her after photo shows us it is just the beginning of finding her forever-home. You can see more photo’s of Penelope here.

Look At Compass’ Redirected Life In Photos

Day one – Compass was a mess

My friend, Debbie Davis, with God’s Dogs Rescue, sent me these photos of Compass. This mess-to-miracle dog has severe mange, seen clearly in the photos. Her skin, a festering combination of fleas and disease, is difficult to look at let alone smell. 

Compass the rescue dog needs love

Portable tubs help Compass, the rescue dog, get relief from her itchy, infectious skin. Have you experienced mange first hand? According to, here’s why it causes dogs such pain. “Mange is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites, common external parasites found in companion canines. Some mange mites are normal residents of your dog’s skin and hair follicles, while others are not. All mites can cause mild to severe skin infections if they proliferate.” 

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Compass Is Heading In The Right Direction Now!

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Miracle dogs have happy endings, and Compass fits that mold. Davis says Compass found her forever home not too long after her medical rehabilitation completed.

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I’m curious. Compass started me thinking, and I wonder, what unique names have you heard of for dogs?