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My Fiance found this guy running down the highway a few months ago he was in pretty rough shape. After spending lots of time trying to find his owner unsuccessfully, we'd just adopted him. Several neighbors have said they saw him eating dead animals along the road even a month before we found him.
After talking with other neighbors we found out he'd been given to a person who lives very close to us by friends that were moving and couldn't take him.
The person was a younger guy and not very responsible and would walk him with no leash. When he'd run off and not come back the guy would just go home leaving him to wander along the river and highway we live next to.:mad:

The neighbors had found him several times and asked the kid to take him back and he didn't just leaving him to fend for himself. We think he knew all along that we had the dog but didn't want take responsibility for him. He has even seen us with the dog and acted like he didn't recognize us or the dog. We didn't find out he had been the owner until the dog had been with us over 2 months.

He had dermatitis and his hair was matted so bad we had to completely shave him. He's also been on a healthy dose of wormers and good food due to his roadkill diet and he was very skittish scared of anyone raising a hand or their voice around him.

But the good news is he has the best most caring personality ever. He is also very good in the house with only a couple minor accidents in the time we've had him. He gets along good with our 2 shepherds and is already fixed. Hopefully he can learn some commands and learn to be a trusting dog again.:)





 

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He's adorable. You are good people. He will absolutely learn to trust, and will probably be the most grateful dog you'll ever have.
 

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Wow, I'm so glad you were able to bring him into a loving home. He's adorable and I'm sure very grateful for the love and support
 

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Ah, he's a cutie. So glad he's finally got a good home with you :)
 

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Wow, what a GORGEOUS dog! Those eyes of his speak volumes. It's hard to tell who is more lucky, you or Charlie. :)
 

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reminds me of one of my favorite phrases:

SECOND HAND PETS OFFER FIRST RATE LOVE!

This just made my Friday. You are AWESOME
 

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I predict you will have a very loving, loyal and grateful dog who, BTW, is absolutely gorgeous. My ex-husband and I found a dog and a puppy at the bottom of our driveway eating garbage. We spent hours trying to find the owner but couldn't so we took them to the Humane Society with explicit instructions not to put them to sleep. A week later, I received a phone call that they had adopted out the puppy but couldn't adopt the female because she had a "skin disease" and said they would have to put her to sleep. After saying "over my dead body", we went and picked her up, named her "Holly" and took her to the vet. Her "skin disease" was the result of eating garbage for weeks, and a medicated bath and proper diet cleared that up very quickly. We already had a 3-year-old German Shepherd who enjoyed being an only child, but they got along great. I figured that whoever owned Holly couldn't get rid of the last puppy, so they put her and the puppy into the car and just dumped them, because a female dog with a puppy would never run away from home. Holly was a loving and loyal dog who brought a great deal of pleasure to our lives, and we had her for over 11 years.

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Man, what a story! He is a lucky boy to have ended up with you. I hope he makes a full recovery, in every sense.
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