Today’s post is about a very special dog. Soleil Moon Frye is a 5 month old puppy who got off to a bad beginning when her former owner in  Alabama mutilated her ears with a pair of scissors and didn’t seem to notice (or care) when they became horribly infected.  Soleil was championed by the excellent people at the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter who sought care and justice for this sweet puppy. 

Despite her rough beginning, Soleil is as sweet as can be. Shortly after being officially rescued by Badass, she arrived in New York and became instant best friends with everyone - humans and canines alike.  Back in Alabama, Soleil’s former owner is facing charges of animal cruelty, but with the help of the Badass Team, Soleil is working to put all of that behind her. She already seems to have forgotten the cruelty humans are capable of, and continues to be a loving, trusting girl.  If you would like more information about this very special puppy, please email

Photo 1: Soleil’s rescue photo from the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter

Photo 2: Soleil arrives in Brooklyn and instantly gives kisses to a Badass Volunteer

Photo 3: With endless kisses to go around, Soleil smooches on fellow Alabama-Rescue dog Landon.

Photo 4: Soleil and Boomer take a nap at the adoption event, sleeping on the sidewalk, “holding paws.”