When Brody finds his forever family, he could share his story in a TV series called The Brody Bunch! Approximately five or six years old, Brody is a Flat-Coated Retriever mix. He was picked up as a stray by animal control on April 1st and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Brody was, understandably, very stressed out and confused at the shelter. His future appeared to be bleak based on the combination of Brody being a larger, older, black and heartworm positive.

The first lucky break for Brody came when a volunteer at the shelter took him for a walk. She was so taken by how calm, gentle and well-mannered Brody was, that she couldn’t put him back in his kennel at the shelter after the walk. He just wanted to be with her. So instead, she took him home to be his temporary foster mom!

The second lucky break came on April 25th, when Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania offered to take Brody. There was just one problem: Brody needed to get his heartworm treatment done and paid. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, requested our assistance and we immediately agreed to cover the cost. Brody received his heartworm treatment on June 17th.

Brody’s temporary foster mom had this to share: “This sweet boy had to belong to a family at one time. He has excellent manners in the house, is completely housebroken, and gets along with all other dogs, large and small. He will follow you wherever you go, and sleep snuggled on your feet at night. He likes to jump on the bed in the morning and kiss your face to wake you up! Someone had taught him how to sit, shake and wait for a treat. Brody sits up on his hind legs like a circus bear and patiently waits for a treat! He is the perfect gentleman!” To view more photos of Brody, click here.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Brody, which totaled $359.

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

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

UPDATE! Brody has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Jocelyn Navarro; Gail O’Connor; Christine Williams; Jennifer Adkins; Elisa Grier

Added on June 28, 2014.

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