Marty – Florida Location

Male, Maltipoo, young, 15-pounds

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Marty – Florida Location

Male, Maltipoo, young, 15-pounds

Sometimes, maybe only once in a lifetime, does a dog like Marty come along. Homeless, abused, hit by a car and left for dead, Marty‘s nightmare finally ended back in Oct when he was rescued and brought to an animal hospital in Ecuador. There Marty received eye, jaw and hip surgery. He was initially terrified of people, but through acts of kindness, he bonded fast. Through our International Compassion Program, we made room for this gentle 1 and a half year old Shih Tzu Maltipoo mix in our rehab foster home in Lake Worth, Florida,  where he is now. It took him only a day to trust us, and from that day forward, our sweet mellow boy blossomed and has only love and appreciation to give. Our vet saw him right away, and was thrilled that the eye he lost did not need to be sewn shut. It healed nicely and causes him no pain. It certainly hasn’t stopped him from doing zoomies with his canine friends all over the back yard!  Both his jaw and hip have healed beautifully too,  and he is now ready for his forever home. Marty is sweet and kindhearted and clearly a very old soul.  At times we we’ll catch him looking at us with his one good eye and his crooked little smile, filled with hope and anticipation, and our hearts just melt at his goodness. He is endearing beyond words. At 15 lbs, Marty is a smart and alert little guy who was housebroken within a week. He’s curious and loves going out for adventures. On leash he walks like a little gentleman. Marty also loves to play, so have some stuffed toys and little balls on hand for him. He does need someone who will give him a little time to warm up to new faces so he can trust them and know he will not be hurt.  For that reason, young kids would not be a good match. He would also make a great second dog as he LOVES to run around,  wrestle and play with the dogs he lives with now. He’s especially attached to Augie, a 15 lbs. 2-year old poodle mix, that we are also fostering, so if you’re looking for a second dog or have room in your heart, Augie would be a great choice, but not a necessity.  Sweet, loyal, serious and silly, Marty has only good intentions, so he would also do well with a cat who was dog friendly. But the thing Marty longs for most, MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, is human contact and affection. He would be the most wonderful companion dog for someone who is around a lot, loves to cuddle and play and has only love to give. With that, he would be completely devoted to you! Sweet Marty is healthy, utd on his shots, neutered, micro chipped, hw neg and on preventives.

If you live in So Florida, and think Marty could be your soul mate, fill out our online adoption application below and we’ll contact you within 2 days.

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