Sometimes, all it takes to start feeling better again is a brand-new haircut. Luckily, Holland the poodle-Maltese mix also got a new family in the process — and she can’t stop smiling about it.
In late September, the young dog was dropped off at an open-access shelter in horrible condition. Covered entirely with mats, Holland itched and rubbed her face all the time trying to ease her irritated skin. Her matted ears hung down like dreadlocks on either side of her face, measuring at least 6 inches, and dirt was embedded into her hair from months of neglect.