Bubba, a 7-month-old Chihuahua Jack Russell mix, was discovered in a California drug bust in March. His owner, Joshua West, 40, probably a dealer, possessed a large quantity of illegal drugs.
Officers noticed that the puppy showed signs of being under the influence.
They read him his rights and turned him over to Orange County Animal Care. Veterinarians found he had a significant amount of heroin and methamphetamine in his tiny system. It wasn’t clear if he had ingested the drugs or gotten high from the fumes.
So he immediately was put into doggie rehab. After almost four months of treatment including the doggie version of peeing in a cup, his urine finally tested negative for drugs and he was eligible to be adopted.
One family had been following his progress for the months that he was in rehab. As soon as they got the news that he was clean, they rushed to visit and adopt him.
One of the new owners is a retired police officer which is fitting since Bubba was arrested by the police when they brought him in and now he will be living with a retired police officer and a German Shepherd sister.