Nessie McNubbins is a Chihuahua who was born without her front legs due to neglectful .ʙʀᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ. She was continually returned to rescue centres because people didn’t want to care for her. Nessie ended up at a shelter and the workers immediately fell in love with this charming and spirited girl!
The shelter visitors would come and watch her with amusement, but sadly, there were no takers for the disabled dog.
For a long time, Nessie wondered why she was never picked by any of the families. Over a period of 8 years, she was “adopted” 3 times, but the families always returned her within a few days. Nessie was tired of being “inadequate” and “unwanted”, but her fortunes changed when Theresa Loyacano stumbled upon her picture on social media!
The mum-of-three from Katy, Texas, said: “My dachshund, Sunday, had just .ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ at the age of 18 and I was heartbroken. To fill the void I started following rescue centres on socie network.”
“That’s how I came across Nessie – the Texas Chihuahua Centre posted her story to their Facebook page.
“She had been returned to the shelter multiple times because people didn’t want her and I couldn’t bear the thought of her being abandoned like that. I thought to myself: ‘We need to go get her.’”
Theresa and her husband Gregory went to visit Nessie at the centre and fell for her immediately. “We visited her and I fell in love. We had to bring her home with us,” she said
Theresa knew Nessie belonged with her, and she reached out to the shelter and adopted this sweet girl. The shelter was nervous about the 2-legged Chihuahua settling in her new home. But this time, everything fell into place! Nessie was finally in her “real” forever home!
After years of rejection, Nessie celebrated her adoption by hopping around her new home like a kangaroo on her strong back legs!