By Lauren Fruen
An abandoned dog whose fur was so matted it looked like he has an extra foot has undergone a remarkable transformation.
Beans was found living on the streets with fur so tangled he had even chewed at his own skin to try and get rid of it.
His ears were almost shut and volunteers said he may not have been groomed in his entire life.
But when he was rescued by Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco the 12-year-old dog was given an extreme makeover and a new leash of life.
The charity helped get Beans back to his best by washing him and trimming his hair.
Patty Stanton, a volunteer at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, said: “Beans was found as a stray in Solano County.
“He was in horrible shape, and hadn’t been groomed in years.
“Once he got all cleaned up Beans was like a new dog with hope for the first time.
“He immediately began running around Muttville like an excited puppy and was so grateful to have his filthy, long matted coat finally off his body.”
Volunteer groomer Cindy Perry added: “When Muttville sent me a picture of Beans, I immediately classified it as an emergency groom and I took a day off my regular job in order to give that poor boy some relief.
“Beans was actually a perfect name for him. He was full of beans! A total wiggleworm, but not in a mean or angry way at all.
“I saw him shift from discomfort, confusion and concern to what seemed like joy.”