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Toby the two-nosed dog was found roaming the streets of Fresno, Calif., before meeting his new owner, Todd.

Todd saved Toby’s life, agreeing to take him in just as a rescue center was planning to put the dog down.

“The sad thing is that, at this time, people will let a two-nosed dog get put down before they will adopt him — only because he looks different,” Todd tells BBC.

Todd enjoys “different” looking animals. As the owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow — dedicated to the weird and wonderful — he also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of two-headed animals.

“I’m fascinated by weird animals’ beautiful differences and by the magical lessons that they teach us.”

Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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