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Guango may not be the prettiest dog on the block, but he has been around it more than anyone. Though he is already 11 years old, it’s not the years but how they were spent that has left a mark on this dog.

Guango was rescued from something you’d find in a horror film, a hoarding situation in which 160 dogs were thrown together and pretty much left to fend for themselves. Guango’s face is scarred, most likely from fighting with the other dogs. They would have fought over food and, due to living in that horrific situation, the animals wouldn’t have been able to establish a proper hierarchy. Hence, the constant combat. His eyes are whitened, but he can see. Most impressively, Guango is healthy. He is rather sprightly and weighs under 10 kilograms, which is the perfect size for apartment dwellers.

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