Martin

Martin

Hi I’m Martin aka Marty for short,
I have a had a rough life and I am very misunderstood. Aside from my not so normal looks, I also have a unique personality. Do you remember the weird kid in school that would hang back and didn’t have many friends… the one who was socially awkward… that’s me. You see I came from Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota as a young guy, maybe 8 months old. Who knows but happen but I was likely shot in the face and took off and then found a wandering pokey animal humans call a porcupine. I was brought in with a face and mouth full of quills and an old fractured jaw. I was very scared and I stayed in the back of my kennel for weeks. Finally a nice lady took me in down in the cities. When I went to the vet for the porcupine quills they determined my kidneys were in rough shape. It could have been from some poison back home or I could have been born with issues. Either way the nice lady got me some special food and started me on medications. I had 3 separate procedures to clean up my face of quills and abscesses. I hate those pokey animals! I went to see a special doggy dentist about my broken jaw and they said it would not be worth rebreaking my jaw to reset it and that I just needed a couple teeth removed. We went back to the nice lady’s veterinarian and I was neutered and had those teeth removed so they didn’t hurt me anymore. That’s when they discovered I had been shot. There are still shrapnel on xray. My crooked jaw doesn’t bother me one bit. I do have to stay on the special food and one inexpensive medication for life for my kidneys but otherwise nothing special. I do get along with other dogs. In fact I love to play… but sometimes I don’t really know how to go about interacting. Enter my socially awkward personailty… Due to my previous life of having to always be on guard and protect myself, I sometimes feel the need to flee. I am not a run away, in fact j love my foster people. If a dog is scary I want to run. If they are friendly so am I. I don’t like strangers coming up to my fence though and making loud noises. I prefer meeting face to face without a barrier. I LOVE to run and play chase and tag. I love to play ball as well. I would really like to find a family or person that understands I am not like your all american lab. I have my quirks but I am a lover and I will be loyal to the end. I am house trained and crate trained and get along with kids as well.
Adoption fee is $225
Applications are available at rpaw.org