Just a week ago, a skeletal German shepherd was rescued by good Samaritans who found him on the streets of Los Angeles, Calif.
The dog, dubbed "Rambo," was emaciated and obviously in great need of veterinary help.
The people who found Rambo drove from shelter to shelter, searching for someone who could lend a hand; each facility gave the same response - if he was left there, he would be put down.
Fast forward to today - the gaunt dog who was clinging to life earlier this month has been rescued and is on his way to being a healthy dog once again.
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles was first alerted to Rambo's plight on Oct. 24. Volunteers with the rescue agency whisked the ailing dog from an animal control facility to the Malibu Coast Animal Hospital.
Rambo's situation was so dire that nobody knew if he would survive the first night - but like his name implies, Rambo is a fighter.
On Wednesday, Rambo left the vet hospital and was transported to a five-star dog resort, the Barkley Pet Hotel in Westlake Village.
The rescue organization described Rambo's arrival to the resort:
When he got to the doggy resort today he put his paws on the front counter as if to say "Rambo checking into the penthouse suite for a few days". He gave the staff kisses and they showered him with love.
During his stay he will be groomed daily and pampered like a king.
He is still on a few medications for a UTI and ear infection but his prognosis is good. He could not be in better hands for his recovery.
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