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Luke! My foster!

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So I thought I'd share pictures of Luke, and share his story, especially since he'll be going to his new home Saturday! Luke is a Miniature Pinscher who is about a year old. He first came to our clinic a month ago because he supposedly jumped out of the kids' arms and bsuted his leg. This wasn't a minor fracture, he snapped his leg in half. The people had been sent to collections by us in the past, but our Dr. agreed to take care of the dog because he needed immediate help. We took x-rays, casted the leg and sent the owner on his way. For the next three weeks they proceeded to make appointments and never show up, even having the guts to call and say they'd be 10mins late and not show up! So he had his cast on for a month. They gave him to new people, and his cast was basically falling off at this point. The new owners brought him in, we recasted it, and sent him on his way. A week later they brought him back in because he pulled his cast off [it was too big.] They also said they thought the previous owners had lied to them about some of his issues and that they didn't think he would work with their family. He's really submissive, he had two tumors [hahaha he needed to be neutered!], and they have a two year old who he was terrified of. I had hung out with him a lot at work that day and could see that he really does have the potential to be an AWESOME dog, like he tries SO hard! So I asked them to surrender him to me, and they did.

Luke is such an awesome boy. We're just focused on being positive and happy and not worrying, because he's a wimp. I think the people he has lived with didn't know how to deal with super submissive dogs, so he probably got into trouble a lot, which just makes it worse. I did change his name from 'Duke' to 'Luke' because I think it's happier... and suits him more.

Anyway onto pics!

These are from the night I took him home:


These are from last night. He got neutered pretty late in the day and then I gave him Ace and a Tramadol for pain so he was pretty zonked.

post #2 of 13
Awwww, he's adorable!!
post #3 of 13
Awww, what a cutie he is
post #4 of 13
Aww... that cast look HUGE on him.
post #5 of 13
Aww!! He is precious!!
post #6 of 13
aww bless!
post #7 of 13
Aww what a cute little guy
post #8 of 13
Awww, look at those cute lil' ears!!!! So sweet!!
post #9 of 13
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Thanks for the replies everyone! He's the best 'lil boy ever and Saturday he's going to go live with a tech in WA. I'm so excited to see him go to a reliable home... she has 3 chihuahuas [one is a rescue who is going to a new home] so he'll have buddies to play with, and she'll be able to take care of his leg.
post #10 of 13
Look at the poor boy!
post #11 of 13
Oh my goodness how cute!!!! He's lucky to have you!
post #12 of 13
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Here are some new shots:

He was smiling but my camera was too slow to get it before his lips went down!

Luke and Sofie

LiLo and Luke sharing a special moment :p

He actually went to his new home yesterday. As soon as he saw her he totally melted. It was like he knew these people were his real parents. I've never seen him react the way he did to them, it was so amazing and makes me so happy. I still kinda miss the little guy, but his new mom called last night and said he's doing really well and that he fits right in with everyone.
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