The dog he used to live with an elderly woman and when she died, someone cleared out her apartment and just left him on the sidewalk. How long he wasn’t cared for wasn’t clear. Months? Years?
When Valia of The Orphan Pet saw the dog in person he looked so much worse than his photo. Somewhere under the mound of dirt and feces saturated fur was a dog.
Throughout it all, the furry lump didn’t react, didn’t move. Underneath there somewhere was a dog.She took the dog she named “Julian” home and then to the vet.
Remarkably, Julian let them shave him without anesthesia. He was still and silent for 4 hours while they removed his “dirt armor.”
It turns out Julian is a poodle. He’s an old fellow with a heart condition half deaf and half blind. He’s also not the most well-mannered dog out there. But Valia says that’s all right.
Julian is now with Save a Greek Stray.