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Luka came all the way from Hong Kong to find happiness in the US. He has had a hard life and deserves to be appreciated -- Luka comes from an affiliated rescue group in China. Luka's owner belonged to an ethnic group called the Tankas or Boat people. Tankas live on junks(fishing boats) along the coastal area of southern China. In Luka's case, he was the guard dog on a fishing boat that was berthed at a fishing port. One sad day on August 19 2009, Luka's owner decided to put down Luka because, according to the owner, Luka was frightening some people. The owner walked all the way from the port to the nearby government pound - a 30 minute walk, uphill all the way. Luka was noted lagging behind the man,walking very slowly. In retrospect, it was a sad scene as it was supposedly the last walk for Luka. The owner had Luka's mouth tightly bound with a plastic cable tie - Luka was obviously stressed. Fortunately for Luka, a kind volunteer intercepted the death row walk and intervened on Luka's behalf. Luka spent the first few days at the SPCA to get neutered / hip x-ray / routine checkup / and observation. During his stay there, one of the staff walked Luka everyday at the nearby dog park which is next to the harbour. Apparently, Luka would stare at the harbor and was oblivious to everything around him. Understandably, Luka has been reluctant to trust those he does not know. After spending much time aclimating Luka to his new environment in the United States, we have found him to be a loving, "leaner". Luka knows basic commands and walks well on a lead. He yearns for love and affection. Luka needs an experienced shepherd owners only who understands their sensitive nature - no children. If you are interested in meeting him, please complete an application online. Our site is:

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Comments (7)
Apr 1, 2010 **ChopChop!**
***Luka is a great name. What a sweetie!***
Apr 1, 2010 colekv
You should consider putting his name as "Luka the Adoptable Shepherd" so people know that he is available
Apr 1, 2010 Jose
Your a cutie!
Apr 1, 2010 wolfgirl66
Sooooooooooooooo ADORABLY HANDSOME!
Apr 1, 2010 shortyww22
Luka is a very handsome boy and I like his name too.I'm sure someone will give this boy a new home in no time...he is wishes sweet luka....kisses n hugs...
Apr 1, 2010 Rosie Chapman
Luka is sooo Handsome, I love him to peices!! Please comment on my doggies!!!
Apr 2, 2010 *CrazyPippin*
Wow Luka, all the way from Hong Kong! Well, I'm sure it'll be worth it because someone's gonna snatch up this cutie in no time! Luka's gorgeous, and I love the name too! I'm sorry to hear about your story, but I'm so glad that you didn't get put down! It would be such a shame to kill a perfectly loveable dog. Good Luck with finding your next home Luka, and that won't be long because as soon as someone sees those pictures, you'll be in a nice home before you know it!***Please come and comment on my dogs ~ Spice & Pippin ~ We'd love to hear what you have to say! Thank You!(:***
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