"Looking at Ruger's wounds more extensively now that he's under anesthesia, we're gonna scrub all these and clean them up," Vet Ranch Doctor Karri McCreary said in the video. "They've already done a lot of healing. They must be pretty old."
That was Ruger just last year, covered with open wounds on his sides, back, head and legs.
"They noticed they were actually chemical burns," Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman said. "They're not quite sure how they got there, but he was in pretty bad shape."
The images are graphic, to say the least.
That's when the transformation started. Ruger's wounds are now healed, his hair's growing back, and that face is irresistible!
"He has the biggest most expressive eyes that could make you do anything for him," Edman said. "He loves to smile."
And this is one Ruger that doesn't need to be hidden from the kids. No safety lock required!
"He really needs a home with a family," Edman said. "He loves children, and he's so good with them."
As if that's not enough, he has his own Facebook page where you can watch him attack the water hose, eat puppacinos and go on other adventures.
Ruger's ready, y'all! All he needs is that special someone to pull the trigger and make him theirs.