Skiatook Paws & Claws is an animal rescue in Osage County, Oklahoma. This rescue first caught our attention when we heard the story of a dog named Phoenix.
Now, Phoenix doesn’t look like what you’d expect, but he’s a sweet dog. However, if graphic images disturb you, it’s okay to stop reading this article. (He’s a happy dog, so if you stop reading, you won’t offend him, don’t worry!)
Phoenix was found as a stray. He was all alone for a long time because everyone was too scared to approach him. Sure, he doesn’t look like your typical dog, but he doesn’t know that. So, Skiatook Paws & Claws took him in and helped him heal.
The rescue is still trying to figure out exactly why Phoenix looks the way he does, but his appearance doesn’t seem to hold him back from living the life of a normal dog. The rescue regularly posts photos on him on social media, and he’s gained a lot of fans so far. He might look scary to some, but once you get to know him, he’s actually cute with his little smiling face:
Phoenix is currently staying with the rescue until they can figure out the extent of his medical needs. He’s very well-cared for and he’s already had many people express interest in adopting him!
Of course, Phoenix isn’t the only dog that this rescue cares for. They have plenty of adoptable dogs and cats looking for forever homes. They often have an adoptable dog of the month and they share many of their success stories on their website. It’s always heartwarming to see animals finally find a loving home!
If you’re looking for a new dog in Oklahoma, please consider adopting a dog at Skiatook Paws & Claws! Give another dog an amazing success story to share!
If you have a rescue dog that has an amazing adoption story to tell, please visit my contact page. I’d love to feature them on my blog!
Images from @skiatookpawsandclaws/Facebook