Brent Witten is working to regain mobility after collapsing from a seizure or stroke in December. He damaged his neck and spinal cord when he fell.
His ex-wife was caring for the dog, but she passed away from cancer in February. Witten hoped someone in the community could provide a foster home for the 2-year-old chocolate lab, Magnum.
His mother, Fawn, who lives in Chino Hills, Calif., wrote to the Statesman asking for help.
“Brent is unable to use his hands or feet at the present, although he can move them a little. His best friend is Magnum ,” his mother wrote.
In response to a KBOI-Channel 2 story about the situation last week, a new home was found for the dog. On Sunday afternoon, Witten’s daughter, Laura, told the Statesman that the dog had been placed in a foster home.