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Great Dane puppy makes remarkable recovery, finds forever home

The Great Dane puppy was found "extremely emaciated" and dehydrated before he gained triple his body weight while recovering.

PHOENIX — A sweet Great Dane puppy with a "ruff" past has found his "forever" home.

"Lucky" was brought to the Arizona Humane Society after he was found in a Phoenix dumpster in very rough condition.

He was "dehydrated, extremely emaciated with a Body Score Condition of 1 out of 9 (1 is the worst possible score), abrasions and sores throughout his body, and barely able to support his frail body," AHS said.

Two months after starting his road to recovery, the pup has made a remarkable recovery, tripling his body weight.

On Monday, the shelter said Lucky is enjoying life like a puppy should and has been adopted into a loving home.

TEARJERKER ALERT! Lucky's incredible transformation has all of us crying tears of joy. This sweet Great Dane puppy was slowly starving to death before he arrived at the Arizona Humane Society. Truthfully, he was one of the thinnest dogs we'd ever seen. Now, thanks to the love of a very special Foster Hero, Lucky is now thriving! After two months of care, Lucky gained almost 40 pounds. Now he's enjoying life like a puppy should and has been adopted into a loving home. You can help pets like Lucky who need critical care by making a donation now… and your gift will be doubled by Hill’s Pet Nutrition up to $15,000! Visit azhumane.org/hills to double your impact today.

Posted by Arizona Humane Society on Monday, April 24, 2023
Credit: Arizona Humane Society

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