After being shaved down and bathed, the dogs began medical treatment at the rescue’s clinic for a variety of their skin, ear and teeth conditions. Moo had a tumor on the bottom of one of his paws, which was removed and found to be non-life-threatening. Rescuers also worked on getting the dogs’ body weight up since they were both underweight.
When the dogs started feeling better, rescuers started taking them on short walks every day to build up their strength. Because Chewy, the father dog, is almost completely blind as result of the heavy matting that was on his face, Stewart said, they would usually hook him to his son’s leash to let him lead the way. By the time a few weeks had passed, Chewy and Moo had completely transformed — and were ready for a new home, together.