Quasi Modo was crowned the World's Ugliest Dog last week in Petaluma, California. Now the 10-year-old Dutch shepherd and pit bull mix has returned home to Loxahatchee, Florida. She is quite the celebrity now after completing a stint on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in which she received the star treatment. Carson Kressley, of the program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, helped the canine receive a day of pampering. The pooch received a massage, manicure, and pedicure. Then, she was given new duds and a makeover. Carson chose a blonde wig, pink outfit, and the obligatory set of classic pearls for her. In Kimmel's assessment of her makeover, he stated the following, according to the National Enquirer.
"She looks like a cross between Honey Boo Boo and a Hooker."
But Quasi Modo is receiving much acclaim at home now. Her owners don't know what the future will bring as far as her fame is concerned, and she seems to love the attention. She has loving owners who are advocates of pet adoption. Quasi Modo was rescued by her current owners after she was abandoned at Palm Beach County's Animal Care and Control. Her owners are veterinarian Dr. Virginia Sayre and Mike Carroll. They are donating the money she won in the contest to a local animal rescue, according to ABC Channel 25 WPBF.
The dog was born with multiple defects to her spine and her back is too short for her body, making her appear as if she has a hunchback; thus, her moniker. But don't worry. She has been X-rayed and tests have shown that she does very well and is very healthy. She runs, jumps, and plays like any other pooch!
Her owners believe that the so-called imperfect dog might just be the perfect one for the right owner, and that people should give dogs at their animals shelters another look. After all, Quasi-Modo didn't need a fancy pedigree to become a national treasure of sorts. And she beat out the 25 dogs in the annual contest, demonstrating that a unique look is cherished by some.
Many people love their dogs, as Quasi Modo is loved. And pit bulls, which are part of Quasi's heritage, often receive a bad rap. Luckily, some people realize that they can be great pets when raised and trained properly. Of course, pit bulls are promoted on the popular Animal Planet reality show "Pit Bulls and Parolees." The series has been renewed for a seventh season by the Animal Planet network, and the seventh season will begin in the fall according to an article in the Inquisitr.
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