by Jillian O'Donohoe
Lincoln has proven that he’s one tough pup, and he is thriving in his new forever home. Lincoln, formerly known as Paddington, arrived at City Dogs Rescue in 2013 with mange, a non-contagious skin infection that caused hair loss in patches all over his body. In addition, he spent the first six months of his life facing abuse, mistreatment and malnourishment.
“[Lincoln] had apparently been starved, and he showed signs of having been abused. He was extremely fearful of new people. If we tried to show him affection, he would run and hide,” Glenda Joseph, his new mom, said.
Glenda and her husband committed to nurturing Lincoln back to health, and he began to show his energetic and sweet nature. Although it was challenging, the couple showered Lincoln with love and affection. They also began the process of training and socializing him.
“His favorite things are kisses, cuddling, dinner time, swimming and his doggie sibling, Baby. We take him to Annapolis for weekly swim sessions that he absolutely loves,” Glenda said. “He even made the cover of the Baltimore Business Journal for an article advertising the pool.”
Lincoln has also enjoyed day trips to the beach, long hikes, and going to run with Glenda throughout the year.
Before [Lincoln], I had a dog that I got from a breeder, and while I loved him very much and had him for 12 years until he passed, I would never consider anything other than adoption going forward. Witnessing Lincoln's transformation has been so, incredibly rewarding,” Glenda said.
So much has changed for Lincoln in a short period of time, but thankfully, it has changed for the better!
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