Imagine scrolling through Facebook when suddenly, you come across a post about a rather peculiar-looking dog. You tap on the pictures, and think to yourself that there could be nothing wrong with this adorable animal…until you read the caption below.
“My name is Jubilee. I’m a 4 year old female husky who has been with Husky House for a long time. I came from a ‘breeder’ who couldn’t sell me because he said I was ‘weird’ looking. Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don’t know why I don’t look like them.”
“I wish I was beautiful so someone would want me to be their dog,” the post continued. “I like other dogs, but I don’t like cats. I love people, but I’m a little shy because people mostly laugh at the way I look. Doesn’t anyone want a funny looking husky? I wish I had a family of my own who could love me even though I’m not pretty.”
This heart-tugging plea was a husky’s last chance at finding a loving family to adopt her from the Husky House, a rescue center in New Jersey.
Much like her name, Jubilee is a vibrant Siberian Husky that would make anyone’s head turn, though not the right reasons unfortunately.
She was brought to the rescue when she was 2 years old when her breeder couldn’t make money out of her because of her unusual appearance. Jubilee was born with a congenital issue that makes her eyes look dazed all the time.
Unlike regular huskies which are known for their regal gaze, Jubilee gives off the impression that she’s on a sugar rush 24/7.
Trips to the vet confirmed that it was merely an external issue, and she’s just as healthy and capable as every other dog. However, whenever people came to see her, all she received were laughs and looks of disbelief. Nobody wanted her, until the post was shared. As soon as the news of Jubilee made rounds on Internet town, staffs at Husky House were flooded with calls inquiring about her.
Amidst the overwhelming response, one couple stood out. They were familiar with the rescue because they had adopted two huskies from them previously.
Within less than a week, the adoption process was completed and Jubilee was welcomed into a new family, with two pack members already waiting to teach her the tricks and techniques of being happy, self-loving dog.
Though it’s disappointing to know that there are people out there discriminating helpless animals for something as trivial as their looks, on the other hand, there are always kindred souls out there who teach us that differences only matter to the eyes, not the heart.