MartyRescue Me ID: 19-07-23-00372

About Marty

Adoption Fee: $200.00
Lab / Foxhound
Age: Puppy
Sex: Male

Marty Located in the Dallas area Lab mix 1-3 years old Good with other dogs, did better in his first foster with submissive dogs but in his daycare style boarding he did great with everyone.å%A0 GREAT with kids in his first foster homeå%A0 Tested well with cats in boarding Knows some commands and is crate trained House trained Now that he is recovered from his malnutrition he will be fully vettedå%A0 50lbs Marty should be dead. Marty has made it out of a kill shelter where he was slated to die. Then he fought his way back from being incredibly sick and almost dying. Unfortunately while he was fighting for his life his initial foster went into preterm labor and was hospitalized. Marty didn't escape death twice to not even have a safe, happy and comfy home to recover in, we finally found a temporary foster but then they went out of town and Marty had to move. We were sad for him but we found a happy medium at an in home boarding facility that had daycare style and he flourished there! We got reports of how epically happy and perfect he was and we were THRILLED! Unfortunately a holiday came around and he had to move again. We found a woman who had another dog of ours and several other dogs who offered to foster so we've given that a try. We aren't sure what is wrong there but Marty is fearful and miserable and had taken to snapping to get his point across, which has made the situation even worse. Now this foster wants him out immediately. So we need to find another foster, that's knowledgeable, in a more calm structured environment, for Marty to flourish in. If you think this could be you please contact me! We are happy to provide food, crate and anything else needed. This is a dog that has been mentioned for therapy or service work so his behavior is completely not his norm.å%A0 I've attached his original story below.å%A0 Marty's story Marty was an owner surrender to a very high kill and primitive shelter in super south Texas. When he was surrendered he was a healthy happy boy with a kind soul, big heart and a hint of mischief in his eyes. When he arrive off transport to his foster momma on Thursday (3/14/19) he was emaciated. The glint of mischief was gone and replaced with despair. He was not able to walk due to his poor body condition and if he was able to walk it was just a few steps and he would stumble and fall over. The first thing he got was a bath and some food. He settled in nicely for the night and enjoyed his foster moms canine companions. The next morning Friday, (3/15/19), as we began a plan of attack for this sweet boy he peed blood and the situation became even more urgent than it already had been. His foster rushed him to the only vet that I knew in the area that was walk-in based, Country Brook vet in Garland.å%A0 Marty was extremely sick, he had a low red blood cell count and organ function values that weren't right, he had an extremely high parasite load and all of this was in addition to being completely emaciated. The vet began aggressive treatment with a very positive but very guarded outlook. We started him on IV's and meds via his IV. We literally didn't know if he would survive Friday. Saturday we spoke to the vet to find out that he had survived but wasn't responding to the meds as quickly as we hoped. He made it clear that Marty was stable but not slightly out of the woods. We needed Marty to fight, we could only do so much. So we continued to have him hospitalized and pray that he would fight as hard as we were. He did, and slowly he has improved. As of this morning he is ready to go home!


High Plains PAW
Melissa, Texas 75454



  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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