Baxter the Boykin Spaniel-Lab mix has spent a good portion of his life in the shelter. Just a year old, this youngster has been without a family for more than five months. His owners decided that they no longer wanted him, so they left him at the Marion County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 27th. Despite being left behind, Baxter’s sweet, loving personality never wavered. There was just one problem: he tested heartworm positive.

On June 5th, DogGone Shelter Intervention in South Carolina reached out to RADAR for some help. If we could cover Baxter’s heartworm treatment, they would pull him from the shelter so that he could be treated and find his forever home. We agreed, and Baxter was safe! He received his treatment on July 17th.

Just about everyone who has come in contact with Baxter since he first arrived at the shelter has fallen for his endearing nature. “Baxter is a sweet, sweet boy who gets along with everyone,” Baxter’s foster mom said. “He enjoys playing with his foster fur-sibling Bailey and his two human foster sisters. He will shower you with kisses upon meeting you. He is crate trained and doing well in his house training. He loves snuggling on the couch with his foster mom!” To see more photos of Baxter, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Baxter.

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

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UPDATE! Baxter has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Jennifer Siegert; Leilani Campbell; Amanda Shannon

Added on August 13, 2017.

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