About a month after he was rescued, Splinter found his forever home with Trisha Ekema, who lives outside of Bakersfield, California.
She just happened to be browsing adoptable dogs at Marley's Mutts.
"When I logged into the website, I saw Splinter staring right back at me and I just fell in love."
Nearly a year after finding a real home, Splinter hasn't regrown much fur. Just an occasional strand and patches of fuzz.
You can still see some of the lesions and scars from infection on his skin - the battle scars of a dog who went through hell. In fact, his entire body is a testament to what he went through.