Nicole went to the Cause for Paws of North Carolina animal shelter because she wanted to look for animals to foster. She recalled that the rescue coordinator immediately approached her and showed her two Furless German Shepherd Pups born without any fur on Zander and Xavier’s bodies.
Her first impression was that Zander and Xavier had non-contagious mange. Nicole thought that the dogs’ skin condition could easily be fixed, but that was not the case.
Furless German Shepherd Pups
She admitted that she was in complete disbelief because no puppies are born without fur on their bodies. Nicole eventually learned that Zander and Xavier had alopecia, not mange.
Alopecia is an infection to the hair follicles in the skin, causing the fur not to grow at all. Nicole recalled how scared the two dogs were when she first got them.
Nicole fostered Zander and Xavier for one whole month. She knew that the puppies were ready to be adopted as soon as she saw that the dogs could finally accept new people, environments, and uncontrollable situations that they are in as time passed.
Thinking that Zander and Xavier would thrive living in separate homes will allow them to grow their personality and confidence. Nicole posted a video of the two Furless German Shepherd Pups and made them available for adoption.
They received over 50 adoption applications for both Zander and Xavier. Nicole shared that Tyler’s request to adopt Xavier caught her eye because Tyler also had alopecia, so she decided to accept him as Xavier’s new dad.
A woman named Aida applied to be Zander’s new mom. Nicole accepted Aida’s application because she believes that Zander would enjoy having Aida as his mom since Aida and her husband are active people who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping with their other German Shepherd dogs.
Source: The Dodo via Facebook