This Maltese Pup With A Cleft Palate Has The Most Unique Smile You’ve Ever Seen

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

April 12, 2016

This is Jamie:

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Jamie is a 3-year-old American Maltese with a cleft palette, ulcerated vulva, and lots of love. She was saved by American Maltese Association Rescue in May 2015 on her last day at a kill shelter. While Jamie does have to wear a belly band because of regular urine leakage, her cleft palette is just a cosmetic issue (and she’s still freakin’ adorable).


In fact, Jamie can eat, drink, and kiss just like any other pup, and she’s one of the sweetest, happiest, most energetic pooches you’ll ever meet.

Here’s proof:

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She loves to go out on walks and spend time in the sunshine.

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And when she’s not running around, she’s probably playing with her best bud, Lamb Chop.

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Yep, BFFs, those two. They kind of look alike, don’t they?

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Usually, Jamie rocks her fluff and enjoys trying out new costumes and accessories, too.

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But sometimes this lamb-y dog gets shorn and rocks a sleeker look. Ooh là là!

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But it’s pretty tiring being this precious all the time.

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So Jamie’s a big fan of resting up. Nap, princess, nap!

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Be sure to follow Jamie on Instagram and consider donating to American Maltese Association Rescue to help other special needs Maltese pups like her.

Featured image via @beautiful.champion/Instagram

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

April 12, 2016