The Lion Guard Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Because of the popularity of The Lion King, the name Mufasa became very popular with owners of large dogs. One older dog named Mufasa became a bit of a celebrity when his journey to his forever home became a story shared over and over again via social media and local news media as well.
Mufasa was found in his makeshift home near a water treatment facility. No one is sure who called the Hope for Paws rescue group, but the call came just in time for the homeless dog. Mufasa was found lying in the shade near a water treatment tower. Because he was not accustomed to people, Mufasa tried to get away. However, the volunteers were able to get close enough to the senior dog and put a leash on him. The rescuers gave Mufasa something to eat and attempted to create a sense of security for the scared dog. Eventually, Mufasa allowed the volunteers to put him in a vehicle and take him to the rescue facility so that he could be checked out by a vet, get cleaned up, and start the process of finding his forever home.
Mufasa was not only bathed, but his coat was trimmed for the first time in a while. The dog was treated for skin issues as well. The veterinarian was next in line to care for Mufasa; he was vaccinated and treated for internal parasites. In addition, he was diagnosed with an ear infection. Mufasa was then set up with a foster family. Eventually, Mufasa was adopted by a loving family. His adoption provided him with a new brother, Scout. While Mufasa's story is heartbreaking in many ways, it does have a happy ending.