I was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as a stray on January 14th. I was this little 15-pound ball of Chihuahua-Terrier mix and they called me Armadillo. To survive those first lonely days, I imagined that I had a twin, an armadillo named Chihuahua! We spent hours enjoying belly rubs, dog paddling, using our keen sense of smell to find snacks and telling stories. How I enjoyed speaking Spanish with an amigo from south of the border!

Because I was heartworm positive, my name was put on the euthanasia list for February 25th. I’m only three to four years old! Could my twin play my body-double and take my place if my name was called? Definitely not. After all, he was an armadillo and it didn’t seem right to treat him like a dog. Meanwhile, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for RADAR’s help with the cost of heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take me. RADAR immediately agreed, and on February 21st I was safe, thanks to Tree Tops Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania.

I had my heartworm treatment done on March 3rd. Susan sure had lots of nice things to say about me: “Armadillo is as pleasant as a pet can be! He fits perfectly in your arms, loves walking on a leash, and gets along well with dogs both large and small. He loves rolling on his back to get the sun on his belly. He’s super sweet and laid-back.” Click here to view more photos of Armadillo.

RADAR paid all of Armadillo’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $107.

UPDATE! All funds for Armadillo have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Armadillo has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Armadillo:

Linda Siegert; Judith Apy

Added on March 16, 2015.

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