Neville the Orphan Pup Gets a Fall Makeover

This shelter dog is turning over a new leaf with a transformative look.
By: Aly Semigran
Neville gets groomed.

For most of us, a fall makeover means getting a chic new scarf or a cozy light coat, but for a dog named Neville, a fall makeover means a whole new lease on life.  

According to a press release from the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the 6-year-old Terrier mix was ragged when he was found abandoned and alone. But once Neville came to the Rancho Santa Fe shelter, he quickly won over employees. Sadly, due to his scraggly look and bad teeth due to neglect, Neville wasn’t attracting potential adoptive pet parents.

That’s when the folks at Helen Woodward decided to give Neville the haircut of a lifetime. According to Animal Care Assistant Manager Mollee Sullivan, they wanted to “give him the makeover he deserved.” She adds, “He arrived at the end of September and we all went to work making sure his beauty showed as much on the outside as it did on the inside.”  

The team went to work, and transformed the scruffy-looking dog into a dapper star. In addition to a full medical and dental exam, Neville was groomed with love and care. “Now he’s as adorable as his personality,” says Sullivan. “You can tell he’s excited to get on to this next chapter of his life.” 

The new Neville is, hopefully, one step closer to finding his forever home. Jessica Gercke, the PR and communications director of the Helen Woodward Animal Center tells PawCulture that Neville is still waiting for the perfect family. Hopefully his new-and-improved good looks will help.

Images via Helen Woodward Animal Center