Lazarus has been taken into the nonprofit Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. He's in a foster home in Virginia, where he will stay for weeks, or months, or however long it takes until he lets it be known that he is ready to be adopted into a permanent home.
Now, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue founder Jean Harrison tells The Dodo that Lazarus is still getting accustomed to his new life.
For example, he "approached a freshly grilled steak cautiously which made us sad," she says. "But he quickly got the idea and he was incredibly happy to have that steak."