Madoc found himself at a local shelter as a stray in very rough condition. Having severe untreated hip dysplasia, chronic dermatitis over many areas of his body and covered in fleas, no one can blame him for being withdrawn. He is also very hard of hearing. Due to his age (estimated to be about 10 years old) and his medical issues, he was likely unadoptable. The shelter referred him to Old Dog Haven so that he could get much needed medical care and be comfortable and happy in a home that loves him.
Old Dog Haven found him a home with another final refuge pup and his new foster mom is head over heels in love with him as he is with her. His foster mom named him Madoc as it is Welsh for Fortunate believing he was very fortunate to have made his way there so that he could ultimately be loved and cared for by her thanks to Old Dog Haven. He made fast friends with the other ODH dog and the two resident cats. His best friend is a young female pug who lives in the neighborhood and comes over for playdates. He loves his daily walks but can only currently walk 1 block due to the hip dysplasia and the severe muscle wasting from it going untreated for so long. He loves baths at the groomers and of course the nonstop pets and cuddles from his foster mom. He also enjoys sleeping on his big bed and given he is very hard of hearing, he sleeps very soundly and is not bothered by the rest of the household when he wants his daily naps.
Madoc is already a totally different dog than when he walked into the shelter on day one but he has a long way to go. This is made possible because of Old Dog Haven and all their wonderful supporters. Thank you all, Madoc deserves it.
Update: After 18 wonderful months of being loved, cared for and getting the best vet care, Madoc had to leave. He was a very special boy and his family is very grateful for his time with them. Madoc knew he was cherished and soaked up all the cuddles and pets with joy.