Wonky-faced rescue dog who was attacked as a puppy finally finds loving home

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

A rescue dog with a unique face has finally found a loving home after hundreds of people asked to adopt him.

Brodie the German Shepherd Border Collie cross was born in a rescue shelter, but was attacked by his mum when he was only 13 days old.

She bit his head, leaving him with severe cranial and facial injuries - but the resilient pooch survived with a permanently slanted face.

Wonky-faced Brodie the German Shepherd Border Collie has found a new home (SWNS)
Brodie was left with a slanted face after his mother attacked him as a pup (SWNS)
Brodie's jaw fused together as he grew but one side of his face got stunted (SWNS)

Brodie’s jaw fused together as he grew but one side of his face got stunted, which left him partially blind in one eye.

He had been adopted as a puppy but was returned to the rescue shelter after just five months as the owner complained he was “too hyper”.

But Amanda Richter, 30, and boyfriend Brad Ames, 23, spotted Brodie on a posting online and despite his unusual looks, said it was “love at first sight”.

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The pair travelled to the Old MacDonald Kennels in Alberta, Canada in September last year and brought him home the very same day.

The shelter said they received hundreds of adoption requests for the "wonky" dog but ultimately Ms Richter and Mr Ames were the perfect fit.

Amanda said she cried a few times after seeing his picture online but hopes the energetic pup can now help people with disabilities after training as a therapy dog.

The pooch is blind in one eye and may suffer more complications as he grows (SWNS)

She said: “I looked at his photos every day and even cried a few times. We felt drawn to him for some reason.

“We met him, took him for a walk and hung out with him for a few hours and ended up bringing him home the same day because the rescue really felt we were a great fit.

“He’s definitely hyper but he is so intelligent. His brain is perfectly fine and he learns tricks within 10 minutes usually which tells me he is a smart boy.

Brodie now loves nothing more than running and playing in the park (SWNS)

“He just needed patience and someone to be consistent. He gets better every week.”

Brodie may suffer more complications as he grows but Amanda said all he wants to do now is play and run in the park.

She added: “Dogs are resilient and he has no idea he looks different so he enjoys his life just the same as any other pup.”

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