I'M A SANCTUARY SWEETHEART!
Besides being bald and having a bad comb over resulting in perpetual bad hair days, Ozzie was horribly mistreated and neglected before coming to HUA. This poor boy was kept outdoors chained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a town in Texas. When he was finally rescued he was found to be heart worm positive. Soon he was on his way to HUA where his rescuers knew he could receive treatment for the heart worms, and would be safe, loved, and well cared for. Thankfully, his disease was eradicated and Ozzie was able to return to good health. After being outdoors for his entire life, Ozzie cherishes living indoors with his warm blankets and sweaters when it is cold (which is much of the time in Nebraska). He has his favorite people and he adores them with all of his heart. For many years of his life, Ozzie just could not get along with other dogs. It is possible that he does not know that he is actually one of them. Caregivers made many attempts to find a pooch pal for Ozzie, but he went after even the most temperamentally easy-going dogs. This attribute, combined with the fact that Ozzie is an obsessive "marker," made it difficult for Ozzie to be considered for adoption. In his later years he mellowed out enough to live with a certain selection of dogs, and Ozzie found his foster home with a beloved caregiver. Ozzie has heard stories about how Chinese Hairless Crested dogs get entered into the ugliest dog competitions on Animal Planet, and he thinks he would prefer not to participate in anything like that. He would rather have people who will boost his ego and tell him he is beautiful, in spite of the fact that he is follically challenged.