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!
Chupey, who is almost two years old, has a permanent grin on his face due to a birth (ᴅᴇғᴇᴄᴛ), which left his lips unable to cover his teeth.
His owner Kaley Carlyle, 28, had been rescuing dogs part-time for five years before she came across wolf-like Chupey as a newborn pup in October 2018.
Kaley has been rescuing dogs for around five years, and says: ‘A woman who had previously brought me a litter of puppies which had [sᴇɪᴢᴜʀᴇs] came back to me again with another littler of three puppies – two were healthy and one was really different and looked a bit like a wolf.’
She intends to help the dog seek medical assistance when needed and find a loving home for him. On the other hand, she eventually became his human mother.
After taking the dog in, Kaley named him Chupacabra (or Chupey for short) after the mythical monster in Mexican folklore. For 10 years, Kaley has been actively involved in the dog rescue world and has never seen such a special puppy.
Despite having obstacles, Kayley hasn’t let Chupey’s health issues be a drawback to him, with his happy attitude and enviable spirit earning him thousands of followers on social media.
“My favorite 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.”
Kaley continued: “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.”
Chupey has always been a bouncy, happy puppy that enjoyed his humans and was also good with other dogs. Kaley has fostered several dogs as an animal rescuer, and Chupey was always a good friend to them all.