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An adorable rescue dog with a "wonky" face has found a loving home - after hundreds of adoption requests.


Brodie the German Shepherd Border Collie cross was born in a rescue shelter but was attacked by his mom when he was only 13 days old.

She bit his head leaving him with severe cranial and facial injuries - but the resilient dog survived with a permanently slanted face.

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The poor little pooch's jaw fused together as he grew but one side of his face got stunted which left him partially blind in one eye.

He'd been adopted as a puppy but was returned to the rescue shelter after just five months as the owner complained he was “too hyper."

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But Amanda Richter, 30, and boyfriend Brad Ames, 23, spotted the popular pooch Brodie on a posting online but despite his unusual looks, said it was “love at first sight."

The pair traveled to the Old MacDonald Kennels in Alberta, Canada, in September last year and brought him home the very same day.

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The shelter said they received hundreds of adoption requests for the "wonky" dog, but ultimately Richter and Ames were the perfect fit.

Amanda said she cried a few times after seeing his picture online but hopes the energetic pup can now help people with disabilities after training as a therapy dog.

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She said:

"I looked at his photos every day and even cried a few times. We felt drawn to him for some reason. We met him, took him for a walk and hung out with him for a few hours and ended up bringing him home the same day because the rescue really felt we were a great fit."
"He's definitely hyper but he is so intelligent. His brain is perfectly fine and he learns tricks within 10 minutes usually which tells me he is a smart boy. He just needed patience and someone to be consistent. He gets better every week."

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The brutal attack left Brodie partially blind in one eye and other complications may arise as he grows, but the couple hope this will only make their resilient pooch stronger.

They are hoping to train him as a therapy dog for disabled people while raising awareness for other dogs with disabilities.

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Amanda said:

"There is a chance they as he gets bigger more issues can arise, but for now he is as healthy and happy as ever. It's actually funny because when we go to the dog park everyone notices how he is the happiest pup there and just wants to play and run."
"We hope to train him to be a therapy dog one day so he can help other people with disabilities. We also hope that we can raise awareness for other special needs dogs and show people that just because someone or something looks different, they can be perfectly imperfect in their own unique way."
"Dogs are resilient and he has no idea he looks different so he enjoys his life just the same as any other pup."

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