Nick was abandoned and then kept outdoors on a chain in storms until an all breed rescuer found him and convinced them to at least put him in a crate on the front porch. She then transported Nick to us the next morning and we are extremely grateful! Nick is about 6, has awful teeth and has had m a dental and he is hard of hearing and bad ear infections, which are healed now. We are thankful no heartworm! Nick had to get a good grooming at the vets to remove the stickers tangled in his hair. He is a snuggler and lives attention. He gets along with other dogs.