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Nike was in the laundry basket. “If I fits, I sits,” is usually a cat mantra, but here was a big golden doodle curled up on some freshly washed blankets that were waiting to be folded at the Connecticut Humane Society.

The 12-year-old pup had been hanging out with volunteers as they tidied up, and he quietly sought out the spot that reminded him of home. That plastic, teal laundry basket.

Just when he needed love the most, Nike had lost everything. He was a senior dog, complete with infected and smelly ears, itchy skin, allergies and a weak bladder. These days when he wasn’t feeling good, he just wanted the comforts of home.

Because supporters like you believe senior pets still matter, CHS could give that to Nike through a volunteer foster home, along with the overdue medical care he badly needed. Soon, his ears started improving with treatment and medication from the staff veterinary team, and soothing baths calmed his crusty, inflamed skin. His human buddies shaved the mats from his fur, and he was up for trying a special diet for allergies.

The old gent was ready to recuperate with a volunteer, and headed off to his new digs with CHS foster mom Suzanne. But pretty quickly, it was clear this was much more than a foster home for Nike.

“On day one, Nike fit in with our family. He immediately got along with our other dog Cranberries,” Suzanne said.

This was the feeling Nike had been searching for. After some more exams with the medical department, he was cleared for adoption. His fosters officially became his family.

“Nike is also such a happy dog and a love. He enjoys laying in our laps and follows us around,” Suzanne added. “He’s 12 years old and deserves to spend his golden years happy! It didn’t take us long to decide to adopt him. He belongs here.”

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