However, the bulldog, named for the actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor, wasn’t always appreciated for her appearance. Zsa Zsa’s life began far from the spotlight at a Missouri puppy mill. For five years, the dog was used for breeding, until her owners decided to get rid of her in 2014.
She ended up in the care of Underdog Rescue, a rescue based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
“We got her spayed, got her dental [work] done and brought [her] back to health,” Shannon McKenzie, founder and director of Underdog Rescue, told The Dodo. “She is extra special because she is pretty unique.”