For the first five years of his life, he was The Dog. The Beloved Dog. The primary beneficiary of the snuggles and belly rubs. And toys and walks and ...
... then it ended.
His owners got a divorce. And suddenly George was no one's beloved dog.
After the divorce, his dad found himself unable to care for George. He brought him to a veterinary clinic in Lindenhurst, New York, though it's unclear if he hoped the clinic would euthanize him or find him a home.
Either way, a group of women who volunteer at a boarding facility next door heard about George's plight and decided to step in, paying for his kennel, food and medical care.
"His dad was not in a position to care for him. It was just a series of unfortunate events," one of the women, Donna Monte, tells The Dodo.
Monte and her friends visit him every chance they get.
"He's wonderful," she says. "He's really a great dog. But when he's in the vet's office no one gets to see him."
George has been boarding at the clinic since October 2014.
And he has serious separation issues - the kind that keep him up crying all night. He has been, after all, through a divorce.