They are rescue dogs, kept with 40 other dogs in a metal building 8 by 14. He was very I'll from kennel cough and an intestinal bug. Had to quarantine him for three months. Doc had given up on, was going to have to take him to A&M to figure it ot after a lot of expensive drugs that are dangerous for little ones. In desperation, I put him on a natural herb remedy...he quite coughing nag lungs cleared up in 1 wk after that. Then we discovered from inbreeding he had a testical that was trapped in his abdomen that was infected. Touch and go for a while, but he made it. And is such a lovey! Expensive little devil. Wouldn't trade him for anything. He was so malnourished at 8 wks only weighed 8 ounces. Put on 2 ounces first 48 hrs we had him. The conditions were awful. After surgery and all the mess he just sprouted and flourished. Is the town greeter now.