This is Marvin. He's in Denver, Colorado. He was transported from Arkansas where he had been left for dead in a ditch with a broken leg and had been severely beaten. Since then he has been neglected by his new human owners after some rehab and was later in foster care for 3 months being nursed back to health. He is around 3 years old.
He was placed with me February 22, 2012. He had never seen snow and was at first frightened by it. Gradually, he began to explore and is now fine with it. Because of his abuse he tends to scare easily. Sadness is in his eyes, but I see hope in there too.
I took the photos below at the park where he had a great time greeting other dogs and walking around the pond. He has so many experiences to catch up on! I loved seeing his sad eyes turn curious and fill with wonder as we walked. He likes dogs, children, and cats.
Tonight Marvin is going to his forever home. Nikki, Marvin's facilitator, is excellent at re-homing dogs and finding mutually good matches. Marvin is inspiring. He's full of love and sweetness even though he has experienced the darker side of humanity and suffered greatly.
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