This sweet boy chose us to adopt him from Oregon Humane. He was rescued from a shelter in SoCal, an hour before he was due to be euthanized. The rescue group brought him to Portland where he found us. We were 3rd in line to see the dogs brought in from So Cal. We saw Luke laying in a bed, depressed and ignoring the people ahead of us. as soon as he saw us, he jumped up, ran to the bars, waggled and kissed our hands repeatedly. It was love at first sight for all of us. He had a multitude of health problems from the get go, and that never changed. We loved him unconditionally and though he cost us a small fortune, we would not have changed our decision to bring him home.

We miss him terribly. Even writing this, months later is very painful.

I chose a picture when he was young and healthier.

A donation was made in Luke's memory and the memorial was created on March 3, 2018.

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Messages From Friends and Family

I can't help but love this face! In honor of Luke...

~Memory shared by Kelley.