Chupey didn't have the best start in life. Abandoned as a puppy and then diagnosed with serious health problems, he has all the reasons in the world to be down in the dumps. But this happy dog isn't going to let anything beat him. In fact, he's always got a smile on his face!
By, 1 Sep 2019
Animal rescuer Kaley Carlyle fell in love with Chupey as soon as she laid eyes on him. She knew he was a little bit different, but that only made her love him even more. She told the Metro:
"A woman who had previously brought me a litter of puppies which had seizures came back to me again with another litter of three puppies – two were healthy and one was really different and looked a bit like a wolf."
A pup that never stops smiling
The wolf-dog turned out to be Chupey and given everything he'd been through, Kaley couldn't believe he was still smiling.
She took the pup to a vet who discovered a small birth defect. Chupey's bottom lips won't stretch over his teeth, leaving him with a permanent (and super-cute) grin.
But Chupey's dog mum quickly found out that her new fur baby is just as happy on the inside as he looks on the outside:
"My favourite thing about Chupey is his attitude – he always wants to be part of what you're doing and does a little shimmy dance when he's excited."
"He's also insanely cuddly – if you get out a blanket he comes running straight away and will bark at you until you let him under."
A smile to lift any mood
Chupey even has his own Instagram page which he uses to brighten up his thousands of followers with that infectious little expression.
Well, he certainly cheered us up! Just look at this beautiful smile!