An abandoned dog found tied to a fence has recovered and been adopted.

Wilson was found outside an east-end veterinary clinic in May. He was starving, weighing only 16 kilograms. He was also missing most of his fur.

Wilson now weighs in at  a healthy 27 kg and is about to start the next chapter of his life.

Cathy and Jamie Demar are certain there's only one last thing Wilson needs.

"Dear Wilson deserves a good home. He deserves a happy life, fun filled," Cathy Demar said.

The couple was moved by Wilson's story. They just couldn't resist adopting the three-year-old lab-chow mix.

"I was very, very, very angry that someone could just tie him up and walk away instead of just bringing him to the Humane Society, where he can be taken care of," Cathy Demar said.

Wilson arrived at the Human Society emaciated and untrusting.

Aimee Seguin of the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society says Wilson's case makes her job worthwhile.

"We're really glad to see the progress that he made, going from that 36 pounds to now almost doubling his body weight, growing all his hair back. Who could ask for more?" Seguin said. "He's got a forever home and it's a brave new world for Wilson."

Wilson will have lots of room to roam and a new brother, Cooper, waiting for him at his new home in Essex.