But his floppy ears and sad face made quite an impression on just the right person, who saw his photograph online.
"I saw his picture last week and just loved his ears," Mia, a board member with All Breed Rescue Vermont, told The Dodo on Monday.
The volunteer-run rescue group saves dogs from getting euthanized by finding loving homes for them in the Northeast. "Our rescue often works with high-kill shelters to rescue them and bring them up North to adopt them out," Mia said. The group has already rescued over 6,000 dogs since 1996 - and Stryker is lucky enough to be next.
He will arrive in Vermont this week and people will start looking for the perfect home for him. "I can't wait to meet him!" Mia said.
As Stryker was preparing for the trip up from South Carolina, his rescuers wanted to see how the former stray would handle being in the car.