Melvin was a stray pick up and was house at a local humane society. Somehow Melvin was attacked by another dog, as it turned out so badly Melvin lost his entire back leg. His new mom was at the humane society looking for a female, non-bully mix, with all four legs. She has grandchildren, small dogs and tropical parrots to consider. Melvin was love at first sight and true love at that. After meeting the entire family. She left with Mel; the dog that was male not female, a pit mix, with only 3 legs. He enjoys a large fenced yard, heated floor in the four seasons room, and is the gentlest soul there is with all other living creatures.