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rest in peace Luke

Carol  ·  Oct. 28, 2017

Sad news this morning. Yesterday, the world lost a really great dog. Luke (previously known as Adam, and before that, Dalton) passed away. Luke came to SAINTS in June of 2014, he was anemic from an untreated flea infestation and his ear was so badly infected the vet had considered just removing it. On top of that, he was also diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. Luckily, Eagle Hill Animal Hospital was able to save his ear (after multiple surgeries) and a few months later staff member Janette took him home as her foster dog. Luke was a Rhodesian Ridgeback, a big, beautiful, sweet dog that got to spend the last years of his life bounding around a farm with his family. Luke was living the dream. Over the years his condition worsened and he was no longer able to get up and move around, and Janette knew... the spark was gone. Luke passed from the world knowing he was loved and cherished, and he will certainly be missed. We are all so sorry for your loss Janette.



I"m so sorry Janette, I didn't know Luke but am way too familiar with degenerative myelopathy we lost my Harley Brown in Feb to it. It's a confusing and scary disease, robbing them of mobility and continence while keeping the rest of them intact. Sending much healing thoughts to you and your family.

I'm so glad for every SAINT that finds his or her way home and I'm glad he got to know the endless love and joy that a forever family brings.


Very sorry for your loss Janette. I remember Luke ...such a great dog and so fortunate to have found his true home with you. RIP Luke


Thank you Carol. Losing Luke has left a huge hole in my life. He was one of the kindest and most soulful dogs I have ever known. He was lucky to have had an extended family in all the boarders and students at our farm and he will be sorely missed. I love you Luke, forever...

shelagh f

so sorry to hear that. We had a Ridgeback years ago and when
Adam/Luke came to Saints, I remember thinking what a handsome
dog he was. I'm sure he too, could clear a coffee table with that tail
of his. RIP Luke

Lynne arnason

I'm so sorry janette but so glad he had a forever home that loved him dearly they should all be this lucky