When Cletus the dog turned up on the streets of LA, it wasn’t clear whether he was going to make it. Indeed, hampered by illness and disability, the poor pooch was a shadow of a healthy dog. But with the help of a local animal shelter, something absolutely miraculous happened to Cletus.
When Cletus was rescued by Best Friends Animal Society, he had respiratory problems and trouble eating. But after getting slightly better, his photo was taken and uploaded to Best Friends Animal Society’s Instagram page, where he stole the heart of Summer Esslingen, Mark Enrietto’s girlfriend.
He had just come home from work when Summer sent him a photo of Cletus, demanding that he went to Best Friends LA to pick Cletus up. That’s when love at first sight happened between the two.
Cletus love all dogs, but because of his looks, some dogs don’t like Cletus back and don’t know how to lay with him. The tiny doggy gets tired very easily, so he can only walk around the cul de sac for 15 minutes or so, before having to lay down.
Cletus might have a myriad of health issues and he can only eat specialty dry dog food, but when it comes to posing in doggy outfits, this once-unfortunate puppy is a rising star on Instagram!
After falling in love with Cletus, the pair fully recommend adopting a dog, even if they look a little different.
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