When Buggy the tenacious bulldog was rescued after being abandoned in a dry creek bed, the odds were not looking good. He was deformed, with just one nostril and a mangled leg. But after multiple surgeries, it was clear that Buggy was intent on surviving.

Buggy was adopted by a woman so enamored by him, she drove for three days just to pick him up. These days, the dog’s goofy side has emerged, and he brings his family plenty of laughs.

Thank you, rescuers, for refusing to give up on Buggy, and for offering him the joyful life he so very much deserves.