At the cardiologist, Hutch was diagnosed with pulmonic stenosis, a condition that means the blood flow was being partially obstructed in Hutch's heart. Even though his heart was a little broken, the doctors believed they could fix it.
Hutch was driven to Auburn University in Alabama where he got surgery. "The surgery went perfectly," Hill said. Even so, given his medical background, Hutch would need to be monitored throughout his life for any further problems.
As Hutch was recovering from surgery at a foster home, the people at AHS knew that he would need another miracle — a family willing to take on a dog with a medical history and potential special medical needs in the future.
"We still had a big hurdle to cross," Hill said. "We expected that it would take weeks, or more likely months, to find Hutch that perfect home ... but all it did take was a single Instagram post."