Picasso the dog, who was rescued from a California kill shelter by the Eugene, Oregon-based Loveable Dog Rescue, is seen with Liesl Wilhardt, the organization’s founder and executive director in Eugene, Oregon, on March 8, 2017. With his famous misaligned snout and unique toothy grin, Picasso was honored Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Portland with an Oregon Humane Society Diamond Collar Hero Award. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Picasso the dog, who was rescued from a California kill shelter by the Eugene, Oregon-based Loveable Dog Rescue, is seen with Liesl Wilhardt, the organization’s founder and executive director in Eugene, Oregon, on March 8, 2017. With his famous misaligned snout and unique toothy grin, Picasso was honored Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Portland with an Oregon Humane Society Diamond Collar Hero Award. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

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