Barry is a big boy with an even bigger heart! Weighing in at 78 pounds, this two-year-old Chocolate Lab doesn’t always realize that he isn’t a lap dog. This affectionate guy arrived at the Lenoir County SPCA shelter in North Carolina on October 26th as a stray. He needed to find a rescue, but that task would prove to be difficult, with Barry testing positive for heartworms. What’s a boy like Barry to do?

On November 3rd, Karen Steers with Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR to ask for our assistance with the heartworm treatment costs for Barry. If we could help, the rescue would take him. We agreed at once, and he left the shelter the same day! He had his heartworm treatments done on January 15 and 16th.

The rescue had this to say about Barry: “He’s definitely a people pleaser, and treats (and hugs) are some of his favorite things. Barry will surely bring his new family lots of love and affection. A loving family with patience to teach him the fine line between snuggling and squashing his loved ones on the couch will be the perfect match!” Barry enjoys spending time with his foster family, which includes human siblings and another Lab. To see more photos of Barry, click here.

RADAR paid all $285 of the heartworm treatment costs for Barry.

UPDATE! Barry has been adopted!

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

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 Barry:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Linda Ferrell; Carole; AmazonSmile

Added on February 3, 2019.

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