After his father started posting funny pictures of the loving crooked-faced dog to quiet people who term him “ugly,” the rescued puppy from an animal rescue center rose to prominence on TiK Tok.
Alan is a one-year-old puppy with a significant facial malformation that gives him his unique appearance. He is the result of a mix between a Saluki and a Boxer. Because of this malformation, your nose twists and tilts to the right, exposing your lower teeth permanently.
Despite his physical limitations, his father’s films and photos have been widely shared on social media, establishing him as an Internet celebrity.
On the internet, a crooked-faced dog is quite popular.
The photos show the happy puppy lounging on the couch with Dad and getting a tasty goodie from the kitchen counter. At home, he may be seen playing with his family and foster siblings, and he enjoys jumping about.
The dog had a terrible start in life, but he now enjoys his new life with Johanna, her husband Dan, their daughter Darcy, and other rescued creatures.
Alan was discovered on the streets of Doha, Qatar, with his mother, father, and seven siblings when he was two months old. They transported him to a rescue facility, where Johanna first met him 10 months ago and made the decision to stay with him.
Johanna said according to the Daily Mail :
“As soon as I saw Alan and his crooked face, I knew I was going to adopt him. I couldn’t just walk away, I was instantly hooked.
The woman was absolutely smitten by Alan’s crooked face, but she quickly discovered that not everyone thought the puppy’s look was adorable. So he created a Tik Tok account, hilariously titled ” Alan the Ugly Dog “, to demonstrate how lovely he is on the inside and out (Alan, the ugly dog).
Alan’s family wants to show the world that he is happy and lives a regular life like any other dog.
Alan’s films of him enjoying his best life have propelled him to Internet celebrity, with over 140 thousand followers and over a million likes.
Johanna hopes that the puppy’s Tik Tok, inspired by Alan’s celebrity, would motivate other people to adopt special needs pets.
Johanna had this to say:
I’ve had a lot of negative feedback on Alan’s looks. People have offered to donate money so that he can undergo surgery and restore his face, but I am unable to do so.
In reality, the woman took Alan to the veterinarian to be assessed for probable surgery and to avoid any respiratory issues. However, following a thorough examination, it was determined that he had no problems and was totally healthy.
They would have to fracture and realign Alan’s nose and jaw to operate on him; it would be excruciatingly painful for something merely cosmetic; it wouldn’t make sense.
Johanna expressed herself as follows:
“I also receive a lot of negative feedback regarding her TikTok username. It is considered insulting by some, although it is intended to be humorous.
“Haters may say anything they want, but Alan is our dog, and we know he’s stunning and unique.”
Despite the harsh remarks, they receive thousands of nice responses demonstrating Alan fans’ devotion. People stare at him and remark, “Look, it’s Tik Tok’s dog.” Now he can’t go anywhere without being recognized.
“On your TikTok, the majority of the comments and messages we receive are extremely good. He is adored by everybody.
The woman uses the opportunity to point out that dogs adopted from shelters grow out to be the most amazing, and that they will always be thankful to their adoptive family.
It’s similar to having a natural therapy dog. Soak up all of the worry and stress this year by placing your palm on Alan and letting it all go. He has no idea what it looks like, therefore it doesn’t affect him; he is a happy little dog.
Alan will continue to enjoy his wonderful life and demonstrate to everyone that being different is not a problem nor a hindrance to happiness.
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