Both dogs have facial deformities and reside with Wilhardt on 55 acres of land at their home in Eugene, Oregon, where they are both adopted.
Picasso was adopted by Liesl in 2017 after the terrible death of his older brother, Pablo, and subsequently adopted Newt in 2021, and the two became inseparable immediately after.
Liesl Wilhardt, 53, the founder and director of Luvable Dog Rescue, provided a glimpse inside Picasso and Newt’s strong connection in a recent interview.
Both canines have facial defects, and they reside with Wilhardt on 55 acres of property outside Eugene, Oregon, where they have built a hous
Liesl Wilhardt (left), the founder and director of Luvable Dog Rescue, provided a glimpse inside Picasso and Newt’s unshakable connection in a recent interview. In Eugene, Oregon, Wilhardt and his dogs, both of which have facial abnormalities, reside on 55 acres of property with him and his family.
In contrast, Picasso, who is five years old, was born with a malformed nose, and Newt, who is one year old, was injured when his mother bit him, resulting in his being born without an upper jaw.
“Picasso’s jaw simply grew crooked,” Liesl said in 2017 when asked why her beloved puppy Picasso had such a strange appearance. According to the veterinarians, he is not in any discomfort as a result of it. It may make eating a little more difficult for him at times, but other than that, he is great.
Picasso’s condition is known as a wry mouth, and it is characterized by the development of one side of the jaw more than the other, resulting in a twisted appearance that closely resembles the works of art created by his namesake, Pablo Picasso.
The medical condition may affect a variety of animal species, including dogs, and causes no pain. However, it makes it more difficult for pets to be adopted because of the increased difficulty in finding homes for them.
Despite the difficulties they face on a daily basis as a consequence of their anomalies and Newt’s medical worries, the couple has found happiness in their lives.
She provided her fans with a look into the relationship via a series of films from their daily routines, which included feeding the animals and engaging in joint activities such as playing games and going for walks.
Her admirers were given a glimpse into their relationship via a series of recordings from their daily routines, which included feeding and playing with each other, as well as treks and berry collecting.
Two deformed dogs become best friends once they are rescued.
According to Liesl, “It was a marvel that Picasso lived as a newborn since it would have been very difficult for him to even suckle from his mother.”
“Newt has faced a slew of other difficulties, which, to his surprise, have not been exacerbated by his loss of an upper jaw.”
“Because both Picasso and Newt LOVE people, they are quite gregarious in public and want attention, and they enjoy greeting people,” says the author.
Hundreds of dogs and other creatures have been saved by Liesl throughout the years, including her own brood.
A large number of cats and their litters have been taken in by the rescue group, and Liesl herself has acquired ten canines and even an orphaned pig.
Picasso, like the bulk of the puppies, comes from one of California’s overcrowded shelters, where there are much more animals than there are places to put them. Picasso is no exception to this rule.
Preparing meals, feeding the animals, and cleaning up after them requires a significant amount of time from the committed animal lover who lives on the property where the facility is situated.
When she realized she had fallen in love with Picasso, she realized she wanted to retain him as a member of her family. With the support of Liesl’s rescue program, Picasso now spends his days assisting others who are disabled or suffering from illness. The majority of Picasso’s days are spent assisting folks who are disabled or sick as part of Liesl’s rescue program.
When she realized she had fallen in love with Picasso, she concluded she wanted to retain him as a member of her family. Picasso now spends his days assisting individuals who are disabled or sick as part of Liesl’s rescue program, which he founded. Picasso engages with a lady in a wheelchair as part of the program, as seen in the photograph.
A huge percentage of the dogs are sick and need surgery or amputations, which she is able to do for them.
In the year 2021, Liesl estimates that she will have six full-time staff who will help her in caring for the animals, with each of them guiding the dogs on daily hikes.
Every day, a new group of individuals comes to the shelter to engage with the cats and kittens, play with the pigs, and take care of the dogs and other animals.