Meet Beaux Tox, a Labrador Retriever with a peculiar appearance as a result of being trapped in his mother’s womb alongside five other siblings. He was pushed to the side as a result, and he suffered a facial deformity as a result. Despite this setback, Beaux’s vibrant personality and acute intellect remained unaffected. Nonetheless, until he met Jamie Hulit, who became his kindred spirit and truest comrade, his life was marked by repeated rejection and mistreatment. Beaux’s life took a bleak turn when he was left in the care of a man who callously neglected him, leaving him to fend for himself outdoors for a harrowing five years.
Despite attempts by local rescue groups to intervene on his behalf, Beaux remained trapped in a state of abject misery and despair, plagued by illness, disease, and parasites. However, fate intervened in the form of Beaux’s guardian angel – Jamie. Despite Beaux’s wretched state, Jamie was unwavering in her determination to offer him a second chance at life. She was resolute in ensuring that Beaux would not be returned to the foster system, instead providing him with a stable home and a sense of belonging.
Jamie’s empathy towards Beaux stemmed from her own experiences of being placed in foster care during her childhood, where she experienced the anguish of false hope and rejection from being passed between families. “Because of his facial deformity, the people who were breeding couldn’t sell him,” Jamie told the Dodo. “As a result, they gave him away for free.” A friend of mine posted a picture of Beaux on Facebook, requesting foster care or adoption — anything… “I messaged him and said, ‘I would love to take that dog in and give him a home.'”
Dr. Jay Rydberg, a kind and heroic veterinarian, gave Beaux intensive care, devoting as much time and emotional energy to his recovery as Jamie did. They worked closely together to help Beaux overcome his chronic heartworm condition, which had nearly killed him. Jamie was able to take Beaux home with her after receiving a clear bill of health. Beaux is now an important part of a happy family, acting as a beloved younger brother to Riley, another retriever.
Despite their age difference (Beaux is 6 and Riley is 13), the pair has created an unshakable friendship. Riley is kept young by Beaux’s youthful vitality and exuberance, and the two are inseparable. Despite his difficult past, Beaux exudes an unbridled joy and innocence that is reminiscent of a young pup. He has found his forever home and couldn’t be happier with his new family. “He’s bursting with life,” Jamie shared. “And he has brought so much happiness into our lives.”