Ugly pup undergoes dramatic transformation

Thanks to a lot of tender loving care this Chihuahua mix named Blondie has undergone a dramatic transformation.

The canine that showed up at Arizona's Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Centre covered in scabs, underweight and terrified.

She was at risk of being euthanised when the Sky Sanctuary Rescue stepped in.

One of its co-founders took Blondie home to treat her skin condition and restore her trust in humans, an effort that has been an astonishing success.

The sanctuary reports in a Facebook post that the once emaciated and scared dog is now much healthier and is now doing well.