Meet Arbuckle, the overweight dog rescued by actress Jane Lynch and partner Jennifer Cheyne


8-year-old Arbuckle was found abandoned in a field while suffering from a hypothyroid condition. At 116 lbs., he was overweight and he could barely walk, until he was rescued by The Purposeful Rescue, and adopted by actress Jane Lynch and her partner Jennifer Cheyne.

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Just before thanksgiving we received a plea for our friend Arbuckle…most of you know the state was in, but that is definitely the past…because now he is home, forever, with his amazing new pack. I couldn’t have asked for a better family to adopt him. His transition was so loving, and I have been able to visit him twice already!! I was so blessed to be his foster mom 🙋🏼‍♀️ Stay tuned here for his continuing journey…a new chapter just started!! 💗 #arbucklethemagicalunicorn🦄 #blessyourbody Repost from @apurposefulrescue using @RepostRegramApp – When we rescued @allaboutarbuckle we had no idea what we were in store for. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw him after he had been abandoned in a field alone near Tulare, CA. We weren’t weren’t even sure he would survive because of the horrible state he was in. Well. As we all know now he has not only survived but he’s thriving. A true gladiator! He’s a force to be reckoned with! With the help of his angel Foster Mama, Laura (she’s a damn saint), he overcame all the obstacles in his way. We are here today to report that our big big is home! Home with @janelynchofficial and @jennifercheyne7 and their pack of #magicalunicornalum where he will be loved and cherished and will receive all he could ever hope and dream of having. A true fairy tale life for this special unicorn. We are over the moon. Huge thanks to Dr @jennifer.cola for going above and beyond for him and to all his fans who have rallied behind him. Don’t worry. His account will be active! We will all be following his transformation right along with you. Happy Monday. #dreamscometrue

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“He had sores all over his belly — probably from lying on concrete and his belly rubbing on the ground — so he was a mess,” said Lynch. “They didn’t know what kind of an animal he was at first. The Purposeful Rescue people had never seen anything like this before.”

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As a rescue, Arbuckle has never lived with a family before until he was adopted. “We know his life was one of complete isolation. It looked like he’d probably been in an enclosure because he tends to want to live in a little 6-by-6 square foot,” said Cheyne.

The couple discovered the dog online while Cheyne was going through her Instagram feed, and saw the “giant” dog that was Arbuckle. They knew instantly that they had to get him.

“We have this thing about us where we love a project. We have the commitment and the passion to help these animals and [Arbuckle] was a big project,” said Lynch. “It wasn’t like I didn’t expect that I would fall in love with him. I knew I would, but I didn’t know what a kind and gentle spirit he was, and unconditionally loving.”

With the love and care of Arbuckle’s new moms, he now weighs 88 lbs., and is currently on hypothyroid medicine. “He doesn’t look like a strange creature anymore,” said the couple. “He’s being set free. It’s got to feel good for him.”

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