(INSIDE EDITION) - Little Bubba's life is finally turning around.
Authorities said this California Chihuahua was high on meth and heroin when he was found "lethargic" in a Tustin motel room, but just four months later, little Bubba is drug-free and ready to go home with a new family.
"We've been testing him," Katie Ingram of OC Animal Care said in an interview with KCBS. "He did test positive for methamphetamine, but now he's clean and healthy, ready for adoption."
A young couple from Orange showed up later that Wednesday. They immediately bonded with the 7-month-old Chihuahua.
"They were a really nice couple and told us that Bubba would have a sister," Ingram said.
By 4 p.m., shelter staff approved the adoption, and the unnamed couple was able to take the pup home that night, the Orange County Register reported.
"It made it more meaningful that they were able to help him out because of his rough start in life," Ingram said.
According to KCBS, the couple had followed Bubba's story since he was rescued from 40-year-old Joshua West.
When officers arrested West on March 22, they discovered little Bubba hiding in the corner of the motel.
"I walked in and saw all these drugs on the ground," said animal control officer Lieutenant Brian Frick, according to the Orange County Register. "[Bubba] was so cold and lethargic, I thought it was just that he'd been taken from his mom too soon. I never suspected he may have gotten into drugs."
Little Bubba tested positive for meth and heroin, authorities reported. He was sent to the OC Animal Care, where he completed his detox in May.
West has since been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. There is a warrant out for his arrest following a missed May court date, and his bail is set at $2,500.
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