found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
“This boy might very well be the sweetest animal on the face of this earth” … at least that’s what his foster mom says … and quite honestly, that was my opinion too upon meeting him back in June and again now in February. He has not had an easy life and the fact that he harbors no ill will towards humans is proof of his incredibly forgiving nature.
Splinter lived on the end of a chain in Kentucky for his entire life. He was 20 minutes from being euthanized when Samantha of Chicago’s Pal’s Place Rescue agreed to take him on. She had no idea what bad shape he was in when she committed to take him.
Splinter had been surrendered by his family to be put to sleep. He was completely bald with mange, starved near death, heartworm positive and his ears and tail were frostbitten. The shelter cut a heavy chain off his neck when he was relinquished.
Luckily Splinter’s intelligence and will to live kept him alive. His stomach was full of the skeletons of mice and rats that he was forced to hunt to stay alive since his “family” neglected to feed him.
He was barely able to stand or lift his head when he was rescued. It’s taken almost a year of loving care, blood transfusions, and a lot of medical intervention to bring him back to life.
He is now looking for an incredibly patient dog-lover to take him under their wing and give him the love, care and training he was deprived of during his first ten years of life. And, due to his previous lack of care … he will eat anything and everything; and he is not fully housebroken. However, he can now play ball for hours and LOVES female shepherds. He gets along best with other gentle-natured larger dogs. He is wonderful with people. He is really like a 90-pound, 10-year-old puppy!
You can read more about Splinter and follow his story here: https://www.youcaring.com/pal-s-place-rescue-393713
To meet and possibly adopt Splinter, please contact his foster mom Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-615-9864. His adoption fee of $275 benefits the rescued dogs of Pal’s Place. He is neutered, heartworm-free, vaccinated, and micro-chipped; he is being fostered in Chicago.