**Luke is currently being fostered Lexington Kentucky. He is available for out of state adoption as well to the perfect family. His tax-deductible adoption fee is $495 for non-local adopters, which covers his transport to his new family and a health certificate. He is fully vetted, neutered and microchipped.** Luke is 1.5 years old, weighs 23 pounds and is great with other dogs. My name is Luke and I was one of the lucky ones. I was rescued from a high kill shelter with only minutes remaining. I was so scared, completely shut down and depressed. My previous owners had been horrible to me. As bad as it sounds, ending up in a high kill shelter probably saved my life. Now with a lot of love, time and patience I am starting to blossom. I will need someone special who understands I am a work in progress. I am going to need time, consistency and a lot of love to continue to come out of my shell. I am still working on how to walk with a leash. I get really scared and don?t really know what to do. So a hiking buddy I will not be right now, however, I can be a great companion for you. Also, another dog to be with would be ideal. With time and practice I will be great on leash. They also call me Sweet Luke, and I am playful, loving, and full of life. It takes me a while to warm up to new people. But given time and love from the right person, I will be a great family member. I really love all dogs, and cats and have been a great foster brother in my foster home. I am crate trained and house trained, and would love to hang out with you and your family. I have a huge heart and the capacity to love and move forward from my past life and abuse. If you are patient and kind and want to help a dog blossom into all that he can be then I might be a good fit for you. Handome Luke is looking for his forever home, someone that understands him, and his "special" needs. Special meaning, Luke is shy until he warms up to you, then he comes out of his shell, and is the most loveable dog in the world. You can download an application at joyrides.org if you think Luke is your kind of boy. Once we receive your application we will put you in touch with his foster mom who knows everything you need to know about him and how to win his heart and gain his trust.