MEET LUKE! He is an adorable and active 10-1/2 year old 6.9 lb little fella. Luke is being fostered in Tallahassee, FL. UPDATED BIO 02/10/2018: Luke has now been in his foster home for four months and is doing really well. He is a very active, alert, calm and sweet little yorkie-poo. Luke loves playing with his squeaky toys and has now gotten the hang of returning and bringing to the 'thrower' in the family and knows the command 'drop it'. He is a very smart little boy. He still enjoys the sunshine in the puppy play-yard and watching the many squirrels, birds and lizards in the forest surrounding his foster home. Luke has had sensitive skin issues all his life; he had a vet visit a week ago and unfortunately had both a bacterial and fungal infection from continuously scratching his skin. He received a monthly Cytopoint injection for the itching and continues to take a daily medication to help with this as well. We changed his shampoo for the 3rd time and he also gets medicated baths 2-3x a week to keep the itching under control. We are really hopeful that the injection, along with a new medicated shampoo and RX food will lessen Luke's itchiness. His RX food is about the same price as any high-quality dog food and is formulated specifically for dogs with probable food and skin sensitivities. Luke's foster mom recently collected a sample of his hair and saliva specimens and sent them to a company that specializes in a non-invasive energetic analysis which seeks to identify and diminish non-harmonic energetic factors that may be contributing to his allergy type symptoms. Stay tuned to read future updates on Luke's test results and what changes may be made in his diet and/or food. Please don't turn away from Luke because of his severe skin allergies and age. You will not find a more loving, sweet and dedicated companion dog. Luke needs a special family that understands that he may likely need either an RX or Limited Ingredient Diet/shampoo/medication and/or supplements for the rest of his life. His forever family must be able to afford this potential additional expense. NOTE: Due to Luke's small size and his past history with small children in his first home, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14. UPDATED BIO 01/03/2018: Luke continues to thrive in his foster home where he has been for the past three months. He is a very active, alert, calm and sweet little yorkie-poo. He continues to enjoy playing with squeaky toys and is slowly getting the hang of returning them when thrown. He still enjoys being in the puppy play-yard and lounging in the sunshine while keeping an eye on the many squirrels in the surrounding forest. But if a frog or lizard comes into view, his attention turns to them, lol! Luke has always been a sensitive little guy who prefers soft talking by his humans instead of loud talking. He rolls over for belly rubs anytime he is approached - so sweet and so trusting! He greets anyone who comes into his foster home and will get up on his hind legs and asks everyone to pick him up. He is definitely not an alpha dog, but is sweet as sugar and has a ton of love to give to his human(s). Luke sleeps all night long in his little bed on the floor in his foster parent's bedroom. His perfect home would be one with at least one stay-at-home parent so that he could give them lots of attention and affection during the day. Luke gets along with other dogs really well although he much prefers human companionship, but another dog in the home close to his size and age would be okay with Luke. Luke has always had sensitive skin issues and he is currently taking a medication (approximate cost $30/month) to help with his itchiness. He also gets medicated baths 1-2x a week to keep the itching under control. His new medication, along with a new medicated shampoo and RX food seem to have really lessened Luke's itchiness. His RX food is about the same price as any high-quality dog food and is formulated specifically for dogs with possible food and skin sensitivities. Luke has lots and lots of love to give to a forever family. Please don't turn away from Luke because of his allergies and age. You will not find a more loving, sweet and dedicated companion dog. NOTE: Due to Luke's small size and his past history with small children in his first home, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.