A woman volunteered to foster King, but after her husband decided he was too "scary-looking," he immediately hauled the dog back to the shelter. It was closed, so he tied King to the fence out front.
The rescue group was again notified, and a new foster family was found for King. But two days later, he was homeless again after the family learned of a breed restriction where they lived.
This time, King was kept inside a boarding facility for about two months, until a more permanent foster home could be found. That's when dog rescuer Roberta Sá Griner stepped in.
"I started fostering him, and he was really good," Griner told The Dodo. "He was with me for about three months, then a woman adopted him. She had King for a little over a year. Then she contacted me out of the blue and said she wants to give King back."