Some doggos don’t have a glamorous start in life, but that only makes their rescue more rewarding. Seeing a dog in need put a smile back on their face is a truly beautiful experience!
When he was first spotted, Kamper was far from doing fine. This dog, who was found in a local cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, wasn’t even one year old and he already had such a hard puppyhood.
Being completely bald, with inflamed skin, Kamper needed help urgently. And, soon enough, help arrived!
Despite his horrible condition, Kamper was a good boi right from the start. When Stray Rescue of St. Louis found him, he instantly warmed up to the volunteers and started wagging his tail.
The team was inclined to help the poor dog, and they immediately took him to their facility.
“It breaks our heart. We’ll do everything we can to turn his life around.,” SRSL wrote on Facebook.
The primary goal was to take care of Kamper’s skin and his sore paws. It was evident that he was in so much pain, but the caregivers knew the right way to treat their newest boi.
They started the treatment of medicated baths, alongside proper dieting. After the first few weeks, Kamper’s condition started improving. He slowly came out of his shell, and his baths gave the first results.
His skin inflammation was significantly reduced, and he slowly started to grow his fur back.
In order to avoid further infections, the team needed to figure out the proper way to protect Kamper’s skin. Hence, the pajama idea!
They started dressing this sweet pup in various sets of cozy pajamas, and soon enough – it became Kamper’s recognizable appearance. He quickly embraced his new look and fell in love with his unique jammies!
Everyone on the team was so delighted to see Kamper thrive and smile again!
Months later, Kamper’s skin completely grew back. What was once pink, wrinkly skin, now is a shiny, black coat! He was so unrecognizable that he looked like a brand-new dog.
“He’s always been beautiful on the inside. Now, he just gets healthier, shinier, and even more beautiful on the outside. We are so proud of you Kamper,” the SRSL team wrote.
He was later transferred to a foster home, where his foster family continued to care for him. But, he made sure to bring his jammies, too!
Kamper didn’t need much time to acclimate to the new environment.
He started socializing with other dogs pretty quickly, and his gentle character helped a lot in the process. He was natural, and his caregivers just knew that one day, he would make some family really happy!
Then, at the end of October 2023, it finally happened! A family reached out to the SRSL facility to find a new dog for themselves, and the team knew the answer right away! They ended up adopting Kamper into their loving home.
“Your beautiful, happy smile lights up a room. And now, you have found your family. Congratulations, you beautiful soul. We are so happy for you and celebrate you today,” SRSL wrote in a Facebook post.
It was love at first sight. Kamper was over the moon to finally have a home of his own, and the family was amazed by his kind and loving nature.
Today, Kamper’s doing great in his forever home. Once a struggling dog with an unpredictable future, he’s now the happiest family dog in the world!