Anubis, a dog whose nose was cut off, leaving him disfigured, is still waiting for a new owner to adopt him as of early June.
The dog's rescuers said it was likely Anubis was barking too much while guarding his owner's property in the dog's neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt, when someone cut his nose off, mutilating his face, according to The Dodo. In January, Anubis made a journey from Egypt to the U.S, with the help of Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.
After his nose was cut off, he was abandoned in Cairo, before being rescued by a local animal organization. Later, SNARR, a U.S.-based group, took notice of Anubis' story and helped bring him to the U.S.
"We've taken dozens of animals from them and brought them to the States, animals who otherwise would be in agony in a country that cannot care for them," said Lauren Connelly, a foster coordinator at SNARR.
Anubis was taken in by a foster family in El Paso, Texas, who said they fell "head over heels for him," but unfortunately won't be able to keep him. Months after completing his journey to the U.S., Anubis is still waiting to find his permanent home.
"He wasn't originally going to be available to be publicly adopted," said Connelly, but the family already have another dog who is also a dominant male. "The family has another dog with a similar personality and both want to be top dog, so to speak," she said.
Anubis' caretakers say he needs to be the only dog in his house, or at least live with more submissive female dogs. Connelly also says that he loves to watch over his owners, and is "a true guardian."
Anubis has not yet found a "forever home," but Connelly is hopeful he will be adopted.
"He's a very confident, friendly dog, which is amazing after what he's been through with some bad humans," she said.