Rescued Shih Tzu Get’s Amazing Makeover


Amazing ‘Before and After’ Photos

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These amazing photos show the condition of how some dogs arrive when entering your local county animal rescue shelters.

Moffat is a Shih Tzu who was turned to over to the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter in Atlanta as a stray. This poor Shih Tzu’s fur was so severely matted that the veterinarian had to sedate him in order to groom him. As the pictures show in the slide show below, Moffat’s fur was so severely matted that it came off in one giant pelt of fur.

Now that Moffat is much more comfortable, he is a lot happier and is ready to find a loving home!  LifeLine Animal Project has lined up a rescue group to temporarily adopt him after when his stray hold period is up.

Thank you LifeLine and Dekalb Animal Services for going the extra mile and rehabilitate those animals in need.

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 Slide Show of Moffat being Groomed

See what just a little bit of care and grooming did for this dog?

Please considering rescuing before purchasing through a breeder.  Even if you’re wanting a purebred like a Shih Tzu, you can still adopt.  Did you know that 25% of the homeless dogs in shelters are purebreds?

About LifeLine Animal Project

Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project is the managing nonprofit organization of Fulton County Animal Services and DeKalb County Animal Services, where LifeLine has reduced the euthanasia rates by more than 50 percent. LifeLine provides lifesaving solutions to end the killing of healthy and treatable animals in shelters, promotes animal welfare and works to prevent pet overpopulation in metro Atlanta.  The organization also operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which have performed 80,000 surgeries to date, and its own rehabilitative, no-kill shelter. Other outreach efforts include its Catlanta trap-neuter-return program, the first and largest in metro Atlanta, for stray and feral cats. For more information, please visit

About DeKalb Animal Services

DeKalb County Animal Services provides humane care to homeless animals, pet adoption services and enforcement of the animal control laws in DeKalb County, Georgia. If you are looking to adopt a dog, cat, puppy or kitten in the Atlanta area, please visit our shelter to see our wonderful pets for adoption!

DeKalb County Animal Services
845 Camp Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
Contact Information

Shelter Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am – 5pm
Tues, Thurs:  10am – 7pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm







WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.