"With all the pain that he went through at the hospital, he never snapped or growled. He's the sweetest dog ... He was just really sad for a while," Hofer explained.
But when Jude met his foster family on Friday, "we knew he was going to be OK," she said. Their love appeared to give him newfound strength. "He wanted to leave with them," said Hofer. And he will - as soon as his health allows.
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