Ruff Life: Spuds “Sexiest Dog Alive”

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DALLAS -- Born to the streets, picked up as a stray, and on the brink of starvation. Spuds was a puppy pit bull with problems.

“He was just so gaunt, so thin, his spine was protruding,” says Suleika Bloom, fundraising director for Dallas Pets Alive.

But that wasn’t the worst of it. Spuds had a double dose of bad luck: His fur was also infected with mange.

“His skin was patchy You could see the pink in his skin and all of his fur was gone,” says Bloom.

This was one “spud dud” of a dog.

But with some TLC and treatment for the mange. Spuds turned out to be a good looking pup. How good looking? Try two time “Sexiest man alive” good looking.

“The first thing you notice about him is his beautiful white coat and his bright green eyes,” says Bloom. “He is like the Brad Pitt of Pit Bulls.”

Emily Johnston was Spuds’ temporary foster mom. But after three months she figured 'What’s one more?'

“I took him to several adoption events he was so popular there he was just a big hit but no one ever applied to adopt him,” she says. “We finally said ok we’ve got to make this official he`s part of the family now.

Ever since Spud’s has been Johnston’s number one “cuddle buddy.”

“I`ll get on the couch and he`ll get up and cuddle with me,” she says. “Sometimes I`ll get up early in the morning so I can snuggle with him for a little bit.”

Looks like he’s found his “home sweet home” just don’t call Spuds a couch potato.

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